A second MP has tested positive for coronavirus and is now self-isolating at home.
Labour MP Kate Osborne tweeted to reveal that she had been infected. She encouraged others to ‘band together and support the most vulnerable in our communities.’
Osborne added that people should remain at home if they feel any mild symptoms, such as a high temperature or a mild cough – advise also given by the government last week. She says that she was diagnosed following self-isolation and a test returning positive.
Despite the news, her office will remain open and Osborne has urged her constituents to contact her staff while she remains isolated.
I have been diagnosed with Coronavirus (#covidー19uk) following a period of self isolation and subsequent testing.
— Kate Osborne (@KateOsborneMP) March 16, 2020
It comes just a week after Health Minister Nadine Dorries revealed she had caught it – the first MP in Westminster to test positive. She later revealed her mother, 84, also contracted the infection.
She also revealed that her mother, who is 84-years-old, has also contracted the potentially deadly virus.