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|Coronavirus: British Health Minister Nadine Dorries Tests Positive by etrange: 12:17am On Mar 11, 2020|
Nadine Dorries, the conservative MP and junior health minister, has tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus.
The 62-year-old is the first British politician to have contracted the virus, which has infected more than 118,000 people worldwide and caused more than 4,200 deaths.
In a statement, Ms Dorries said: “I can confirm I have tested positive for Coronavirus. As soon as I was informed I took all the advised precautions and have been self-isolating at home.
"Public Health England has started detailed contact tracing and the department and my parliamentary office are closely following their advice.
“I would like to thank PHE and the wonderful NHS staff who have provided me with advice and support.”
The under-secretary of state for health and social care's diagnosis comes as the number of people to have tested positive for the virus nationwide has risen to 373, the second largest day-on-day increase since the outbreak began.
Meanwhile so, six people have died in the UK - the latest, a man in his early eighties with an underlying health condition who passed away at Watford General Hospital.
Ms Dorries, who represents mid-Bedfordshire in the Commons, was among those to have helped draft the government's response to the epidemic - which is expected to hit its peak within the next fortnight.
It is unclear how much she may have interacted with senior government officials before becoming unwell - however The Times reported Ms Dorries attended an International Women's Day reception with Boris Johnson at Downing Street, as well as constituency meetings.
Writing on Twitter, health secretary Matt Hancock said: "Really sorry to hear Nadine has tested positive for coronavirus. She has done the right thing by self isolating at home, and both NHS and PHE staff have been brilliant. We all wish her well as she recovers.
"I understand why people are worried about this disease. We will do all we can to keep people safe, based on the best possible science."
Cc; dominique, Lalasticlala, Mynd44, Seun, Sissy3
|Re: Coronavirus: British Health Minister Nadine Dorries Tests Positive by CYBERWEAVER(m): 12:18am On Mar 11, 2020|
|Re: Coronavirus: British Health Minister Nadine Dorries Tests Positive by etrange: 12:31am On Mar 11, 2020|
Bro, read and confirm with other sources.
|Re: Coronavirus: British Health Minister Nadine Dorries Tests Positive by chatinent(m): 2:45am On Mar 11, 2020|
It has begun.
|Re: Coronavirus: British Health Minister Nadine Dorries Tests Positive by Helpfromabove1(m): 3:39am On Mar 11, 2020|
Coronavirus is now doing business with UK
It's has succeeded in doing business with China, Iran,Italy , south Korea Japan e.t.c
Now it's showdown for England
|Re: Coronavirus: British Health Minister Nadine Dorries Tests Positive by etrange: 4:37am On Mar 11, 2020|
It's worrisome how non of these supposedly developed countries has decisively dealt with the virus. Who do we now look up to? Africa is even better off now. I'd gladly go back to Nigeria if things don't change for good in the near future.
|Re: Coronavirus: British Health Minister Nadine Dorries Tests Positive by Mynd44: 5:37am On Mar 11, 2020|
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