MP Nadine Dorries in 2017 (Photo: Chris McAndrew/Parliament)

Nadine Dorries, the British Junior Health Minister, has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now in isolation.

Ms Dorries released a statement confirming that she had tested positive for the virus, before going on to state that “Public Health England has started detailed contact tracing and the department and my parliamentary office are closely following their advice.

“I would like to thank PHE and the wonderful NHS staff who have provided me with advice and support”

The virus has so far killed 6 people in the UK, with the number of confirmed cases currently at 382.