Britain’s Health minister Nadine Dorries has been diagnosed with coronavirus and according to The BBC, the Conservative politician has been self-isolating at home.
The Department of Health revealed that Ms Dorries first showed symptoms on Thursday – the same day she attended an event hosted by the prime minister. Six people with the virus have died in the UK, which has a total of 382 cases. The latest person to die was a man in his early 80s who had underlying health conditions, BBC reports.
The Department of Health noted that ministers – including the prime minister – would not need to undergo testing as Public Health England (PHE) has assessed the risk of Ms Dorries’ close contacts and only those with symptoms needed to self-isolate.