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Health minister Nadine Dorries says her 84-year-old mother also has coronavirus

Health minister Nadine Dorries says her 84-year-old mother also has coronavirus
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Health minister Nadine Dorries, who earlier this week was diagnosed with Coronavirus, has announced that her 84-year-old mother has also tested positive.

The Mid-Bedfordshire MP posted the news on Twitter, saying: “We have had my 84yo Mums results through. She tested positive. She’s a pre-war baby, doing ok. Made of strong stuff.”

Ms Dorries had announced earlier in the week that she had been tested positive for coronavirus and that one other member of her staff was also ill. 

The health minister is currently self-isolating at home, and she was the first MP in the UK to be diagnosed with COVID-19. 

Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen, who is self-isolating, meanwhile waded into an online spat between his wife and Ms Dorries over her diagnosis.

Nevena Bridgen had claimed that Ms Dorries had jeopardised her family’s health by not directing the MP to Public Health England, who had been tracing people with whom she’d been in contact with.  

And Mr Bridgen told The Guardian: “I can assure you that Nadine Dorries came and sat next to me at the end of my table. I wonder why she would now deny this?"

The backbench Tory MP said he was still waiting for a test and was concerned about that health of his 76-year-old mother in law who also lives with the family. 

The Guido Fawkes blog had reported that founder of Westminster Digital, Craig Dillon, was now also self-isolating after apparently greeting Nadine Dorries with a kiss at last Thursday’s International Women’s Day reception. 

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