Nottingham MP Lillian Greenwood self-isolates amid Coronavirus fears
The Labour MP attended the same conference as COVID-19 patient
Nottingham-South MP Lillian Greenwood has confirmed that she attended a summit earlier this month, alongside one of Britain’s nine confirmed coronavirus cases.
250 delegates attended the UK Bus Summit at Westminster’s QEII Centre in central London on 6 February.
The Summit was organised by Transport Times, which emailed attendees on Thursday to inform them that a person suffering from COVID-19- the disease which is caused by the coronavirus- had been at the event.
The Labour MP took to twitter to confirm the news, attaching a letter that she received from Public Health England informing her of advice to prevent outbreak.
8 days ago I spoke at the UK Bus Summit. This morning I received this advice from Public Health England. I’m feeling completely well but to be extra-cautious I’m cancelling my public engagements until 20th February. Sorry for any inconvenience. pic.twitter.com/Q9pGKXwh80
— Lilian Greenwood (@LilianGreenwood) February 14, 2020
The MP announced that "I’m feeling completely well but to be extra-cautious I’m cancelling my public engagements until 20th February. Sorry for any inconvenience."
The letter read: "While the degree of contact you may have had with the case at the summit is unlikely to have been significant, we are taking a precautionary approach and informing you."
Health bosses advised the attendees to stay indoors and avoid contact with other people, like normal flu.
They were also told to ring 111 to inform them they'd been in contact with the confirmed case.
"Please follow this advice until 20th February, even if your symptoms are minor," the letter read.
In total, nine people in the UK have been diagnosed with the virus.