UK health minister tests positive for coronavirus

By BBC On Wed, 11 Mar, 2020 08:14 | < 1 min read
Nadine Dorries
UK health minister Nadine Dorries. PHOTO | BBC

UK health minister and Conservative MP Nadine Dorries has been diagnosed with the coronavirus – making her the first MP to test positive.

The 62-year-old said she was self-isolating at home and that healthcare officials had began tracing people she came into contact with.

All health ministers will now have to undergo testing for the virus.

It comes as a sixth person died from the virus in the UK, which has a total of 382 cases.

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