Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Secretary of Health Matt Hancock have tested positive for coronavirus and are in quarantine.
Yesterday the Prime Minister began exhibiting “mild” signs, officials reported.
It was revealed hours later that the Health Minister had contracted the deadly disease too.
It comes as when the UK grapples with the rising crisis, with firefighters expected to drive ambulances and provide the poor with food.
The latest bombshell threatens to throw the government response into turmoil, with uncertainty rife about who else might be compromised at the state’s highest echelons.
It is suspected the lawmakers have held a slew of face-to-face meetings over the past week. Yet Downing Street maintains that there is no reason for other cabinet officials to be tested until they decide to exhibit symptoms
He posted a video saying he has “mild symptoms” and is isolating himself, but he says he will “continue to lead the response of the government” toCovid-19 via video conference “as we fight this virus.”
In the film, he said he will carry on working and interacting with his “best squad” to “lead the national fightback” thanks to the wizardry of new technology.
He said how “very moving” it was to share in Thursday night’s nationwide support for the NHS and that he wished to “thank everyone involved” in the fight against coronavirus.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has screened positively for the infection and had “mild” effects.
He too is isolates himself and works from home.
Another thing that the prime minister would be worried with is that because his fiance Carrie Symonds is pregnant she falls into one of the most vulnerable categories.
Pregnant women were the first individuals “strongly encouraged” to pursue social distancing steps alongside those aged 70 and those with health problems.
Downing Street indicated that pregnant fiancee Carrie Symonds, of the PM, actually does not live with Mr Johnson.
The spokeswoman said Mr Johnson found on Thursday afternoon that he had slight symptoms and got the test results at midnight.
If the conditions of Mr Johnson escalate to the point that he is unable to function, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is assumed to step in as acting PM.
The Queen, who is 93, last saw the prime minister on March 11, the day before not seeing her son Prince Charles, who is also infected.