Covid-19: UK Health Minster Tests Positive

In News 2020-03-11 10:20:54
Covid-19: UK Health Minster Tests Positive
Covid-19: UK Health Minster Tests Positive

By Uzo Hope

 

British Health Minister and Member of Parliament (MP), Nadine Dorries, has tested positive for coronavirus.

 

Dorries made this known in a statement on Tuesday, revealing that her 84 year old mother has also started showing signs of the virus infection.

 

“I can confirm I have tested positive for coronavirus… and have been self-isolating at home,”

 

 “As soon as I was informed I took all the advised precautions and have been self-isolating at home,” said the Conservative MP.

 

According to a British Media, the Health Minister attended a reception with Prime Minister Boris Johnson prior to her diagnosis.

 

The MP added that Public Health England has started detailed contact tracing. The department and parliamentary office are also closely following their advice.

 

The United Kingdom already has 382 confirmed cases of Coronavirus with six deaths.