United kingdom’s health minister, Nadine Dorries has tested positive to the deadly COVID-19
Naija News Understands that Dorries, who has served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health and Social Care since 2019, is presently self-isolating at home.
“Public Health England has started detailed contact tracing and the department and my parliamentary office are closely following their advice,” she said in a statement.
Dorries, 62, attended an International Women’s Day event with Prime Minister Boris Johnson Thursday, the day before she fell ill, according to The Mirror.
She was also in close contact with hundreds of people in parliament in the past week,
Dorries helped draft legislation to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. The UK has 382 cases of the virus and six people there have died of the flu-like illness