Matt Hancock has been told to self-isolate for the second time after coming into contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. The Health Secretary said he had been “pinged” by the NHS test and trace app after he led a press conference from Downing Street on Monday. He said he will now work from home until Sunday, and urged others to do the same if they are contacted after an encounter with someone who has the virus. "This self-isolation is perhaps the most important part of all the social distancing because I know from the app that I've been in close contact with somebody who's tested positive, and this is how we break the chains of transmission,” Mr Hancock said in a video posted online. "I've got to work from home for the next six days and together, by doing this, by following this and all the other panoply of rules that we've had to put in place, we can get through this and beat this virus."