January 20, 2022, 22:22

    Matt Hancock tests positive for Covid for second time but insists he is ‘feeling fine’

    Matt Hancock tests positive for Covid for second time but insists he is ‘feeling fine’

    Matt Hancock has tested positive for Covid for a second time – but the ex-health secretary says he's "feeling fine'

    The former health minister has been isolating at home since testing positive yesterday afternoon.

    Hancock tweeted: "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."

    Hancock first had Covid in April 2020.

    Ex Health Secretary Matt Hancock leaves 10 Downing Street with aide Gina Coladangelo

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    Speaking at the time, he said: "It is rough, especially when you are on the downhill part of it – it's very worrying because we've all seen how serious it can get.

    "I had a couple of days when it was really very unpleasant and I've lost about half a stone."

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    Recently it emerged Hancock and his lover Gina Coladangelo were both at Downing Street's lockdown-busting cheese and wine party on the same day he told Brits to keep two metres apart.

    He is to be questioned in the next few days by senior civil servant Sue Gray, who is investigating whether members of the Government broke Covid restrictions at a series of parties.

    Hancock first had Covid in April 2020

    Daily Mirror/Andy Stenning)

    A picture of the event shows the Prime Minister, his wife 17 staff members enjoying wine and cheese and it appears to show Mr Hancock and Ms Coladangelo in a group in the garden of Number 10 during the first national lockdown.

    The photo, first obtained by the Guardian, was said to have been taken on May 15 2020, during the first coronavirus lockdown.

    Earlier that day Mr Hancock had told the public: "People can now spend time outdoors and exercise as often as you like – and you can meet one other person from outside your household in an outdoor, public place. But please keep two metres apart."

    Matt Hancock admitted breaking social distancing rules after The Sun published pictures of him with aide Gina Coladangelo

    Dinendra Haria/LNP)

    Ms Coladangelo, who has reportedly indicated she is happy to be questioned over the event, was working as an unpaid adviser to Mr Hancock at the time.

    Mr Hancock, a married father-of-three, stepped down from his Cabinet role last summer after footage leaked from a CCTV camera inside his office showed him kissing and hugging married mum-of-three Ms Coladangelo, breaching his own coronavirus restrictions.

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