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UK Health minister diagnosed with deadly coronavirus



Conservative and Health minister MP Nadine Dorries have been diagnosed and tested positive for coronavirus.

Confirmimg this in a statement to newsmen, she took all the advised precautions and had been self-isolating at home.

So far, six person have been confirmed died from the virus in the UK, and have a confirmed cases of a total of 382 cases. It was also revealed that the latest person to die was a man in his early 80s who had underlying health conditions.

GPs are warning that routine appointments at surgeries may have to stop as the number of coronavirus cases rises.

The British Medical Association said routine monitoring of long-term health conditions might have to stop to enable GPs to "focus on the sickest patients".

The Conservative MP Ms Dorries revealed in a statement she took "all the advised precautions" as soon as she was informed of her diagnosis.

She further stated that: "Public Health England has started detailed contact tracing and the department and my parliamentary office are closely following their advice."

UK Health Secretary “Matt Hancock” tweeted that she had "done the right thing" by self-isolating at home and wished "her well as she recovers".

He added: "I understand why people are worried about this disease. We will do all we can to keep people safe, based on the best possible.


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