Coronavirus: Michael Gove self-isolating after family member shows COVID-19 symptoms

BREAKING: Sky News understands that Michael Gove, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, is self isolating

4/7/2020 1:02:00 PM

BREAKING: Sky News understands that Michael Gove, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, is self isolating

Follow live as China reports no new coronavirus deaths and Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in hospital for his symptoms.

Live reporting by Chris Robertson, news reporter11:50The Head of Sky News, John Ryley, has shared his thoughts on how coronavirus has affected every day life at home, and the newsroom.11:49WATCH: Coronavirus: Life in lockdown11:33Micheal Gove has given an update on his situation.

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11:19Sky's Sophy Ridge shows just how pervasive COVID-19 is.11:11WATCH: Michael Gove gives speaks to Sky News from his home, telling Kay Burley that Boris Johnson is receiving the best possible care in hospital.10:54Sky News understands that Michael Gove, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, is self isolating.

He is not said to be showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, but rather a family member is.10:46Dominic Raab, who is taking charge while Boris Johnson is in hospital, has left Downing Street following the daily coronavirus meeting.10:45The World Health Organisation has said it is important not to ease measures aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19 too early, and risk a"fall back".

10:29Spain's health ministry says that the number of people who have died in the country after testing positive for COVID-19 is 13,798 - a rise of 743 on yesterday.10:26Police in Lincolnshire urge residents to jump on the latest social media craze - the #stayathomechallenge

10:21Sky's Kay Burley shares a picture from her commute after finishing her breakfast show today.10:14The Queen's message in full:"On the occasion of World Health Day, I want to thank all those in the healthcare profession for your selfless commitment and diligence as you undertake vitally important roles to protect and improve the health and well-being of people across the Commonwealth, and across the world.

"In testing times, we often observe that the best of the human spirit comes to the fore; the dedication to service of countless nurses, midwives and other health workers, in these most challenging of circumstances, is an example to us all."My family and I send our enduring appreciation and good wishes."

10:13The Queen has sent a message to health care staff for world health day.10:04Former Conservative leader William Hague has offered his well wishes to the Prime Minister.10:03Details below on our Q&As live on Sky News today.09:54In Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has declared a state of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka and six other regions, to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

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09:49Office for National Statistics death figures have been released for the week ending 27 March - showing there were11,414 deaths that week with647 of those mentioning COVID-19 on the death certificate.Sky's Ed Conway has taken a look at the numbers.

09:46The Prime Minister is not on a ventilator to treat his coronavirus symptoms.09:39China has been getting back to enjoying the outdoors after officials announced that there had been no new coronavirus related deaths in the country in the last 24 hours.

09:33Labour's Keir Starmer: 'Follow govt advice' to get through this'09:31The chief medical officer Chris Witty has gone into Downing Street this morning, after spending a week in isolation.09:29Labour's shadow health secretary tells Kay Burley

@Breakfast that parliament can't carry on in the same way09:28Michael Gove, thechancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster has said a decision about ending the lockdown will be taken by the cabinet next week.08:20China, the country where the COVID-19 pandemic began, has recorded no new deaths related to the coronavirus in the last 24 hours.

Officials said that there had been 32 new cases, which all involved overseas travellers.The country has frequently reported deaths in the single figures recently - but the number is likely to be higher.08:17Former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith says the public should be confident in the government

08:14Michael Gove is self-isolating after a family member displayed symptoms of COVID-19Spain's death toll rises again - with 743 coronavirus related deaths in a dayChina reports that it has recorded no new coronavirus related deaths in the last 24 hours

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What medication was he given ? Then why is he in ICU? Telling the truth isn't gonna rattle anyone at this point. 🙏... come on Boris! Get better already!!!🧐 Show us a photo or we won’t believe Be back fighting. Well done GMB this morning a very informative program a great interview with Michael Gove I also thought the interview with Dr Javid Abdelmonheim who explained things very clearly. 👏👏👏

If his family member has had symptoms since Sunday why is he only isolating from today surely he should of isolated on Sunday going off his own government advice He couldn't let Boris have the news He has to steal it All the best to you and your family much love

Michael Gove self-isolating after relative shows symptoms of coronavirusThe cabinet office minister is understood to be feeling well himself and is not currently displaying symptoms. Have we not been in Isolation for two weeks? Please, are there any telco engineers out there who could 'accidently' cut off his Internet? These people clearly aren’t following their own advice no?

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