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Labour MP Kate Osborne confirmed as having Covid-19

The Jarrow MP said she would self-isolate until she had fought off the illness.

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Labour MP Kate Osborne has become the second MP to test positive for coronavirus (Aaron Chown/PA)

Labour MP Kate Osborne has become the second MP to test positive for coronavirus (Aaron Chown/PA)

Labour MP Kate Osborne has become the second MP to test positive for coronavirus (Aaron Chown/PA)

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