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Defence Secretary Ben Wallace reveals he has been in isolation after suffering coronavirus symptoms

Ben Wallace has spend the past week in self-isolation after becoming the latest senior UK Government minister to suffer coronavirus-like symptoms, he revealed today.

The Defence Secretary, 49, said he came down with symptoms of the pandemic illness on Tuesday last week and had been holed-up in his London flat for seven days, per official quarantine advice.

The Wyre and Preston North MP is the latest in a string of Cabinet ministers forced to isolate themselves with either a confirmed case or mirroring symptoms.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Health Secretary Matt Hancock are both in quarantine with confirmed cases, and health minister Nadine Dorries also tested positive. 

The Defence Secretary, 49, said he came down with symptoms of the pandemic illness on Tuesday last week and had been holed-up in his London flat for seven days, per official quarantine advice

The Wyre and Preston North Mp is the latest in a string of Cabinet ministers forced to isolate themselves with either a confirmed case or mirroring symptoms

Other ministers including International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan and Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden have also isolated themselve safter havign suspected cases.

'I felt symptons last Tuesday and followed NHS guidelines by self isolating in my London flat,' Mr Wallace said today.

'I continued to work throughout the week. And am recovered now.' 

A defence source said Mr Wallace did not feel it was necessary to take a test. 

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