Matt Hancock gets Covid for second time as he says he’s self-isolating

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  • Matt Hancock
    British politician (born 1978)
Matt Hancock urged people to get their booster jabs  (Matt Hancock twitter)
Matt Hancock urged people to get their booster jabs (Matt Hancock twitter)

Matt Hancock has tested positive for Covid after catching the virus for the second time.

The politican made the revelation as he urged others to get their boosters on Twitter on Tuesday.

Tuesday saw 379 Covid deaths, the highest number since February last year but cases were falling as 120,821 were recorded.

Now the former Health Secretary revealed he has been self-isolating at home since he tested positive for the virus on Monday.

Mr Hancock reassured his Twitter followers he was “much better than last time”, crediting the vaccine.

He wrote on Twitter: “Yesterday afternoon I tested positive for coronavirus. I’ve been isolating at home since then.

“Thankfully I feel fine. Much better than last time and that’s thanks to the vaccine. Get your booster now if you haven’t already.”

Some of his followers rushed to share their well wishes with the politician.

Among the comments, one wrote: “I hope you make a full recovery.”

Another added: “Ahhhhhhh get better soon.”

Mr Hancock first got Covid back in April 2020 during the peak of the first wave of the pandemic.

Earlier last year, he was forced to resign as Health Secretary shortly after CCTV images of Mr Hancock and Gina Coladangelo kissing were published by The Sun on June 25.

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