Labour MP Yasmin Qureshi has been admitted to hospital with pneumonia after testing positive for the coronavirus

  • UK Shadow International Development Minister Yasmin Qureshi has been admitted to hospital with pneumonia after testing positive for COVID-19.
  • The Labour member of parliament for Bolton South East said she had been self-isolating at home with her family.
  • Qureshi said in a statement that "I began to feel much worse and on Saturday I was admitted to the Royal Bolton Hospital with pneumonia."
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A Labour member of the UK Parliament has been admitted to hospital with pneumonia after testing positive for the coronavirus.

UK Shadow International Development Minister Yasmin Qureshi said in a statement that she had been self-isolating at home with her family but "began to feel much worse and on Saturday I was admitted to the Royal Bolton Hospital with pneumonia."

She said that she was "being very well looked after and have nothing but praise and admiration for the wonderful staff at the hospital.

Qureshi represents the constituency of Bolton South East in Greater Manchester. 

The UK government is currently negotiating with local authorities in order to place Manchester into the highest tier of restrictions due to a surge in the number of cases in the region.

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