British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace, who has contracted COVID-19, said on Monday that the experiencing the virus was ‘awful’.
Ben Wallace said that the virus had sapped his energy, reduced his will and temporarily taken away his sense of taste and smell for days.
“It wasn’t severe but it mentally taps your will because it comes and goes, it ebbs and flows,” said Wallace.
“I sat on my own in my flat in London for 8 days and I lost taste and smell, and it’s a sort of energy-sapping thing that reduces your will.”
Wallace further said, “But it then disappeared and I took some more precautions but in the end I went back to work.”
About Ben Wallace
Robert Ben Lobban Wallace, a British politician serving as Secretary of State for Defence since 24 July 2019.
He previously served as the UK’s longest Minister of State for Security and Economic Crime from 2016 to 2019.
Wallace was first elected as the MP for Lancaster and Wyre in the 2005 United Kingdom general election.
He previously served as a captain in the Scots Guards regiment of the British Army and as a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for North East Scotland.