British MP Nadine Dorries, a minister in the health department, has tested positive for coronavirus, she said in a statement on Tuesday.
Dorries, the MP for Mid Bedfordshire, began to feel sick on Friday and was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Tuesday. She’s currently in isolation recovering.
Dorries attended a reception with Prime Minister Johnson and met other MPs prior to her diagnosis, according to the Times.
How Dorries contracted the virus is not yet known.
The UK has confirmed more than 380 coronavirus infections and six people have died as of Tuesday.
The country is also seeing an increase of community spread, where someone who hasn’t traveled to an affected area or interacts with a known infected person, contracts the virus.
Meanwhile, airlines have cut thousands of flights including to and from Italy after the country was put on lock-down.
The new coronavirus causes a respiratory illness named COVID-19, which has flu-like symptoms.
Experts have advised the public to practice good personal hygiene including frequent hand-washing for at least 20 second, staying home if sick, and avoiding large crowds to help protect themselves and also limit the spread of the virus.