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19 October 2020 18:45

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Yasmin Qureshi: Labour MP for Bolton hospitalised with pneumonia after contracting Covid–19

The Labour MP Yasmin Qureshi is being treated for pneumonia in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus. Qureshi, the shadow international development minister, said she was admitted to the Royal Bolton hospital on Saturday after her condition deteriorated. The 57-year-old MP for Bolton South East said she had started to feel unwell two weeks ago before testing positive for Covid-19. She said in a statement on social media: "Two weeks ago, I began to feel unwell. Qureshi has represented Bolton South East for a decade and was a shadow justice minister under Jeremy Corbyn from 2016 until April, when she was appointed to her current role by Keir Starmer.

Qureshi has continued to work while self-isolating at home in Bolton, asking written questions of the Department for Education on Thursday and Friday last week. Starmer tweeted: "My thoughts are with my friend @YasminQureshiMP who has been admitted to hospital after being diagnosed with Covid-19. 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.

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. "Although I am currently in hospital, my staff are continuing to work as normal – if you have any issues that you need help with, please get in touch by contacting the office on [email protected]" In response to the news, Labour leader Keir Starmer tweeted: "My thoughts are with my friend @YasminQureshiMP who has been admitted to hospital after being diagnosed with Covid-19. "My thanks go to the staff caring for Yasmin at the Royal Bolton Hospital, along with NHS staff across the country who are on the frontline against Covid-19." Qureshi's constituency is in Greater Manchester, which has been placed under Tier 2 Covid restrictions and local leaders are currently in negotiations about the region entering the more severe Tier 3 measures. Downing Street has said that it wants the area to enter Tier 3, which is the highest alert level for the virus, but the move is being resisted by local representatives including Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham. The mayor this morning criticised a rumoured £100m government lockdown support package for Greater Manchester, arguing that "it's not about the size of the cheque, it's about saving low-paid workers".

A Labour MP has been admitted to hospital with pneumonia after testing positive for Covid-19. Yasmin Qureshi said that, after 10 days of feeling unwell, she became "much worse" and was admitted to the Royal Bolton Hospital on Saturday. Ms Qureshi has been one of the Greater Manchester MPs arguing against Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions being imposed on the region. She said: "Two weeks ago, I began to feel unwell. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said his thoughts are with Ms Qureshi.

"My thanks go to the staff caring for Yasmin at the Royal Bolton Hospital, along with NHS staff across the country who are on the front line against Covid-19," he added. Greater Manchester MP Yasmin Qureshi has been admitted to hospital with coronavirus. The Labour shadow minister, who represents Bolton South East, started showing COVID-19 symptoms two weeks ago and self-isolated. But she revealed that on Saturday she was taken to Royal Bolton Hospital with pneumonia, as a stand-off remains over new restrictions being placed on the region. In a statement on Monday, Ms Qureshi said: "Two weeks ago, I began to feel unwell.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said his "thoughts are with my friend" Ms Qureshi and thanked medics caring for her as well as "NHS staff across the country who are on the frontline against COVID-19". It comes as talks continue between local leaders and the government about putting Greater Manchester into Tier 3 - England's highest coronavirus alert level. Yasmin Qureshi: Labour MP for Bolton hospitalised with pneumonia after contracting Covid–19 The MP for Bolton South East had been self-isolating at her home since testing positive for the virus two weeks ago Labour MP Yasmin Qureshi has been admitted to hospital with pneumonia after testing positive for Covid-19. The MP for Bolton South East and shadow International Development Minister had been self-isolating at her home since testing positive for the virus two weeks ago. She announced in a Facebook post on Monday that she had been admitted to the Royal Bolton Hospital on Saturday, after contracting pneumonia. Ms Qureshi said she is being "very well looked after" and announced her constituency staff are still working on her behalf. "Two weeks ago, I began to feel unwell. "I continued to work as best I could remotely, attending virtual meetings and doing casework, but after 10 days, I began to feel much worse and on Saturday I was admitted to the Royal Bolton Hospital with pneumonia. "Although I am currently in hospital, my staff are continuing to work as normal – if you have any issues that you need help with, please get in touch by contacting the office on [email protected]" My thoughts are with my friend @YasminQureshiMP who has been admitted to hospital after being diagnosed with Covid-19. My thanks go to the staff caring for Yasmin at the Royal Bolton Hospital, along with NHS staff across the country who are on the frontline against Covid-19. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer sent her his best wishes in a tweet, adding: "My thanks go to the staff caring for Yasmin at the Royal Bolton Hospital, along with NHS staff across the country who are on the frontline against Covid-19." It is not currently placed under tier three Covid-19 lockdown measures, but talks are ongoing between the government and Greater Manchester councils on whether to increase restrictions.