Second British MP tests positive for coronavirus

UK health minister Nadine Dorries confirmed last week she had the virus

A second MP has confirmed they have tested positive for coronavirus.

Labour's Kate Osborne said she was diagnosed with Covid-19 following a period of self-isolation and subsequent testing.

Her diagnosis comes after health minister Nadine Dorries confirmed she had tested positive for the disease last week.

Jarrow MP Ms Osborne said on Twitter: "I will continue to self isolate until I have fought off the illness, but in the meantime I would encourage everyone to band together and support the most vulnerable in our communities."


She highlighted the official advice to stay at home for seven days if you have either a high temperature or a new, continuous cough.

A number of MPs have entered self-isolation after coming into contact with Ms Dorries or following the official advice.

Cabinet minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan said on Friday that she has tested negative for the virus, but will stay at home for seven days as a precaution. – PA