Yet another government has a senior official who has tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus.
"Health minister and Conservative MP Nadine Dorries says she has been diagnosed with coronavirus," the BBC reports. "Ms Dorries, the first MP to test positive, said she had taken all the advised precautions after finding out and had been self-isolating at home."
There are 382 cases in the UK and six people have died.
She replied to the news on Twitter:
Thanks for so many good wishes. It’s been pretty rubbish but I hope I’m over the worst of it now. More worried abou… https://t.co/in6INXCof8— Nadine Dorries 🇬🇧#StayAlert (@Nadine Dorries 🇬🇧#StayAlert)1583882148.0
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock also responded to the news on Twitter:
2/2: 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.— Matt Hancock (@Matt Hancock)1583880079.0