Coronavirus: St Mungo's chief executive among those self-isolating

Howard Sinclair says he has had a persistent cough and breathlessness

Howard Sinclair
Howard Sinclair

The chief executive of the homelessness charity St Mungo’s is among the voluntary sector figures who are self-isolating because of the coronavirus outbreak. 

Howard Sinclair, whose charity is locked in a dispute with striking staff over pay and conditions, said on Twitter on Friday that he had decided to self-isolate because he had developed a persistent cough and breathlessness. 

Kathryn Smith, chief operating officer at the Alzheimer’s Society, also said on Twitter that she was showing symptoms. 

The government has advised that if anyone displays symptoms of the virus, they and the rest of their household must stay at home for 14 days.

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