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Kate Osborne self-isolates as she becomes the second British politician to test positive for coronavirus

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Kate Osborne took to Twitter this morning to announce that she tested positive for the coronavirus.

The Labour MP, who has only been an MP since December, is the second British MP to contract coronavirus as another 16 self-isolated themselves.

Jarrow’s Kate Osborne was diagnosed after Health Minister Nadine Dorries, 62, who is recovering at home after testing positive last week.

Ms Osborne said her positive diagnosis came “following a period of self-isolation and subsequent testing.”

She tweeted: “I will continue to self isolate until I have fought off the illness, but in the mean time I would encourage everyone to band together and support the most vulnerable in our communities.”