Health secretary Matt Hancock has descibed what it was like having coronavirus.

He told BBC Breakfast this morning that it was a "pretty unpleasant experience".

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While he had the illness he said he lost half a stone and that it was "like having glass in my throat".

He said: "For me it was short-lived and I was able to come back to work yesterday and I'm in full health. But it is worrying. I've lost half a stone, it's quite a serious impact directly. But thankfully for me I could get through it."

The health secretary tested positive for coronavirus last Friday and came out of self-isolation yesterday as he delivered the daily press conference.