LONDON, March 27 (CNN) - Matt Hancock, the UK's Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, has tested positive for coronavirus, he confirmed in a video posted to Twitter on Friday.

"Following medical advice, I was advised to test for #Coronavirus," Hancock said in a statement published to Twitter.

"I've tested positive. Thankfully my symptoms are mild and I’m working from home & self-isolating," he added.

Earlier today, UK Prime minister Boris Johnson said that he has tested positive for coronavirus.