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British Health Minister tested Postivie for Coronavirus

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

11th Mar, 2020. 09:48 am
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British Health Minister

British Health Minister and MP for Mid-Bedfordshire diagnosed with coronavirus after falling ill.

British media reported that , British Health Minister Nadine Dorries had her symptoms confirmed on Tuesday night

Ms Dorries, 62, had attended a reception in 10 Downing Street with Prime Minister Boris Johnson to mark International Women’s Day.

She involved in the drawing up of legislation to tackle the spread of the disease and worked in the Department of Health and Social Care over the last week.

She also held a surgery for constituents on Saturday which attended by around 50 people.

According to the initial report, she experienced symptoms commonly associated with the condition over the weekend, including a dry cough, high temperature and pain in her chest.

In a statement on Tuesday evening, 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 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.”

Furthermore Writing on Twitter, Minister for Health and Social Care 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 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.”

Testing will be carried out for anyone else in the department who may display symptoms, it is understood.

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