British MP Nadine Dorries, a minister within the well being division, has examined constructive for coronavirus, she stated in a press release on Tuesday.
“I can confirm I have tested positive for coronavirus… and have been self-isolating at home,” stated the Conservative MP.
Well being officers are actually making an attempt to hint the place she contracted the virus and who she has been in touch with, she added.
Dorries, who helped craft the laws to combat the bug, is the primary British politician to be identified with COVID-19, elevating quick concern about whether or not she has unfold the an infection.
The Occasions reported that she had been in contact with tons of of individuals, together with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
She fell unwell on Friday whereas signing the doc that declared coronavirus a notifiable illness, which means corporations might get hold of insurance coverage cowl, stated the paper, including she was now believed to be on the highway to restoration.
“I would like to thank… the wonderful NHS staff who have provided me with advice and support,” she stated, referring to Britain’s Nationwide Well being Service.
The shock information is prone to enhance calls to droop parliament, regardless of the federal government’s reluctance to take action in the midst of a well being disaster.
Six folks have died in Britain from the virus, with 373 confirmed instances.