UK Health Minister Nadine Dorries Has Tested Positive For Coronavirus
UK health minister Nadine Dorries has tested positive for the coronavirus.
According to The Times, the politician fell ill on Friday last week and has now self-isolated.
Ms Dorries has released a statement, which said: "Public Health England has started detailed contact tracing and the department and my parliamentary office are closely following their advice."
She has also thanked the NHS for providing her with advice and support.
Six people have been confirmed to have died from Covid-19 in the UK, with the latest victim being a man in his 80s who had underlying health conditions.
The virus has been disproportionately affecting the elderly population around the world, particularly in Italy.
Older people in the European country have been the hardest hit age group, with three quarters of the death toll being people aged between 70 and 89, while a further 13 percent were people aged over 90 years old. The rest of those to have died were people in their 50s and 60s.
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Italy has the highest death toll from Covid-19 outside of China, with 631 people dead as a result of the virus - 168 people died in a single day.
Hygiene experts have released details on how people can ensure they remove as much bacteria from their bodies as possible.
However, one piece of advice has been repeated more than any other and it couldn't be simpler: wash your hands.
It may seem obvious, but it appears that good hand hygiene isn't as commonplace as you might hope.
A recent LADbible poll of more than 20,000 people found that around a third didn't always wash their hands after a visit to the loo.
The reality is that washing your hands often is the best way to fight the spread of germs. Good hand hygiene is a key part of keeping medical environments such as hospitals and GP's surgeries resilient against wider infection.
So we should really be doing it more as part of our standard daily routine.
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