June 4, 2020 / 5:32 PM / a month ago

Business minister Alok Sharma tests negative for COVID-19

FILE PHOTO: British Business Secretary Alok Sharma holds the daily news conference with NHSE Medical Director, Professor Stephen Powis, on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain May 17, 2020. Pippa Fowles/10 Downing Street/Handout via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - British business minister Alok Sharma said he had tested negative for COVID-19, in a statement posted on Twitter a day after he had been taken ill inside parliament.

“Just had results in and my test for #COVID-19 was negative,” he tweeted.

“Huge thanks to everyone for their really kind messages over the last 24 hours and my grateful thanks also to the parliamentary authorities and Speaker for their support yesterday.”

Reporting by William James and David Milliken; editing by Stephen Addison

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