Yasmin Qureshi MP has been admitted to hospital and is being treated for pneumonia after contracting coronavirus along with hundreds of new admissions in the Greater Manchester area in recent days.
After receiving a positive test for Covid-19 two weeks ago, the shadow minister for international development issued a statement on social media today to say that she has been receiving treatment at the Royal Bolton Hospital since Saturday.
The Bolton South MP wrote on Facebook this morning: “Two weeks ago, I began to feel unwell. I then tested positive for Covid-19, so my family and I immediately self-isolated at home. I have not travelled to Westminster or anywhere else.”
SNP MP Margaret Ferrier, who contracted coronavirus last month, was found to have knowingly travelled 380 miles from Glasgow to London and back while infected with the virus and is now facing calls to resign from parliament.
Qureshi added: “I continued to work as best I could remotely, attending virtual meetings and doing casework, but after ten days, I began to feel much worse and on Saturday I was admitted to the Royal Bolton Hospital with pneumonia.