Posted on Jan 19, 2021
British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he is self-isolating until Sunday after receiving a warning from the health service’s COVID mobile phone app that he may have been in contact with someone who tested positive.
This comes just days after he became the latest of many British politicians to be seen flouting the rules on social distancing and wearing of a face mask when he was filmed carrying a rugby ball through a London park the day after Boris Johnson pleaded with the nation to "stay at home this weekend".
A witness told the Daily Mail "I was there at about 3.30 this afternoon... Suddenly I saw Matt Hancock, he was there playing rugby with his son I think. He walked right up to me and I saw he was covered head to toe in mud."
Hancock was criticised October when spotted arriving for work in a chauffeur-driven car without wearing a face mask.
Downing Street has previously advised all ministers to wear face coverings, and a spokesperson for No 10 said that there were face masks available in all ministerial cars.
Passengers of chauffeur-driven cars are exempt from the £200 fine that can be imposed on the public if they fail to wear a face covering in taxis or private hire cars.
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