UK Health minister Nadine Dorries tests positive for coronavirus #COVID19 #coronavirus #UK #NadineDorries #quarantine #epidemic
Health minister Nadine Dorries has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating.
She is the first MP in the UK to be diagnosed with COVID-19, as the virus spread further on Tuesday.
A sixth person in the country has died and the total number of confirmed cases is 382 – up by 54 in the last day.
In a statement, Ms Dorries said: “I can confirm I have tested positive for coronavirus.
“As soon as I was informed I took all the advised precautions and have been self-isolating at home.
“Public Health England (PHE) has started detailed contact tracing and the department and my parliamentary office are closely following their advice.
“I would like to thank PHE and the wonderful NHS staff who have provided me with advice and support.”
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he was “really sorry” to hear the news but that “she has done the right thing by self-isolating at home”.
He added: “We all wish her well as she recovers.
“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.”
Courtesy of Sky News
Coronavirus: Vodafone tell office employees to work from home amid the spread of coronavirus fears #COVID19 #coronavirus #Vodafone #UK #Worldwide #quarantine #epidemic
Vodafone have authorised their employees across the world to work from home until further notice amid growing fears over the spread of the killer coronavirus.
Certain departments will require employees to be present due to the nature of the work. These employees will be given all the assistance required.
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241 km S of Bengkulu, Indonesia / pop: 310,000 / local time: 21:06:26.7 2020-03-10
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