In the UK, a new type of coronavirus has infected Health Minister Nadine Dorries. The Guardian reported on March 11.
Dorries became the first member of the British Parliament to have a coronavirus confirmed. She said she had already taken all precautions and was quarantined at her home.
The public health service in England began tracking people who was in contact with Dorries. The Guardian notes that last week she was at a reception with Prime Minister Boris Johnson in honor of International Women’s Day.
The publication writes that because of the coronavirus, there were rumors about a possible suspension of the work of the Parliament, but the country’s leadership says that there are no such plans now.
382 cases of infection with the new coronavirus have been registered in the UK, with six victims. In the world, the number of infected with the virus, an outbreak of which began at the end of December 2019 in China, exceeded 119 thousand people, more than four thousand people died from it. At the same time, more than 65 thousand recovered.
Most cases of infection were recorded in China — 80.9 thousand, as well as in Italy, where the number of infected reached 10 thousand. In Iran, the coronavirus was detected in 8 thousand people. In Russia, 20 cases of infection have been registered.