Health secretary Matt Hancock has also tested positive and chief medical officer Chris Whitty is self-isolating after experiencing symptoms.
On Wednesday, BuzzFeed News revealed Next’s staff had complained they didn't feel safe going into work during the coronavirus pandemic.
Ministers are under pressure to allow furloughed workers to keep their government support while earning extra by plugging gaps in food production lines.
Next Employees Said The Company Is “Putting Lives At Risk” As Social Distancing Rules Aren’t Being Followed At Warehouses
“There were 50 people stood together brushing shoulders," one employee told BuzzFeed News.
In a draft seen by BuzzFeed News, the US also attacked the Chinese government’s response to the outbreak.
A Tory MP Makes £100,000 A Year From A Company That Is Selling Private Coronavirus Tests For £120 Each
According to the register of MPs’ financial interests, Owen Paterson is a paid consultant to Randox Laboratories, a company that is selling COVID-19 tests online.
Most People Under 70 Were Told They’d “Easily” Beat The Coronavirus. These Stories And Data Suggest It’s Way More Than Just A “Mild” Illness For Some.
BuzzFeed News spoke to two British people in their twenties who had to seek urgent medical attention, and figures from the rest of the world show significant numbers of people under 70 are falling seriously ill.
"If you don’t follow the rules, the police will have the powers to enforce them," the prime minister warned in a televised statement from Downing Street.
Cabinet Ministers And Senior Aides Are Threatening "Full-Scale Mutiny" If Boris Johnson Doesn't Enforce A Lockdown
There was fury across government on Sunday at people flouting the social distancing orders outlined by the prime minister.
10 Days That Changed Britain: "Heated" Debate Between Scientists Forced Boris Johnson To Act On Coronavirus
“This is going to get much, much worse, very quickly, both in terms of deaths and the economy,” a cabinet minister told BuzzFeed News. “It will not be long before we are getting numbers like Italy. I don’t think people realise that yet.”
False claims that the virus is caused by 5G phone signals or can be treated with vitamin C are being widely viewed on the platform.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak faced a backbench revolt from Tory MPs who said he had "not gone far enough" to help businesses and families.
Boris Johnson Said He "Will Not Hesitate" To Go Further "If Necessary" As He Considers Stricter Measures For London
BuzzFeed News understands that further proposals for how to enforce social distancing in London have been under discussion at the top of government on Wednesday.
The newly graduated students will be able to carry out some hospital tasks such as patient assessments and blood tests.
“I want to assure every British citizen this government will give you the tools you need to get through this,” Rishi Sunak said.
Concerns have been raised that bottlenecks at production depots due to the coronavirus outbreak could eventually lead to food shortages unless there is immediate government intervention.
The UK Only Realised "In The Last Few Days" That Its Coronavirus Strategy Would "Likely Result In Hundreds of Thousands of Deaths"
Scientists advising the government say an aggressive new approach adopted to attempt to "suppress" the virus may have to be in place for 18 months.
It is the first time the Foreign Office has taken such a step.
Health secretary Matt Hancock created confusion on Sunday when he contradicted Boris Johnson's top aides and the chief scientific adviser over the controversial "herd immunity" strategy.
Britain’s Way Of Life Will Change For Months, Senior Ministers Have Warned As They Prepare Emergency Measures To Fight Coronavirus
The government will introduce more stringent measures following internal doubts over their "herd immunity" and "flatten the peak" strategies.