Labour MP for Jarrow Kate Osborne said she was diagnosed following a period of self-isolation. Last week, Health minister Nadine Dorries confirmed she had tested positive for the virus. Ms Osborne said on Twitter: "I will continue to self isolate until I have fought off the illness." She urged people to heed NHS advice and stay at home if they have symptoms.
Ms Osborne said: "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 people 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. Cabinet minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan said on Friday she had tested negative for the virus, but would stay at home for seven days as a precaution.