A british minister tested negative at COVID-19 after a scare at Parliament

Un ministre britannique testé négatif au COVID-19 après une frayeur au Parlement

London | The british minister of Business Alok Sharma on Thursday announced to have been tested negative to the COVID-19, the day after an appearance in front of mps who had feared a new case within the government.

“I just got the results and my test to the COVID-19 is negative,” tweeted Alok Sharma, directed his thanks for the “nice messages” he has received these past 24 hours.

While he was in front of the deputies a draft law on the governance of companies and the insolvency act, on Wednesday, the minister appeared haggard, wiping his forehead sweat with a handkerchief. In the Face of symptoms that might indicate an infection with the novel coronavirus, it had been tested and had returned home, according to his spokesperson.

At the end of march, the conservative Prime minister, Boris Johnson and Health minister Matt Hancock had been tested positive to the COVID-19. The status of the head of the government had even required his hospitalization, and he spent several nights in intensive care.

This suspicion of new cases had occurred in the aftermath of the decision is highly controversial to abandon the remote voting of deputies, introduced at the end of April to combat the spread of the virus, which, according to the latest balance sheet of the ministry of Health, has caused nearly 40 000 deaths in the United Kingdom, the second country in the world the hardest hit after the United States.

“It’s just awful. The government has put an end to the home work of the deputies and asked us to return in a building where social distancing is not possible”, tweeted on Wednesday elected as labour’s Lisa Nandy. “The mps are coming home in all regions of the country this evening”, she denounced.

The House of commons was the subject of an “extra cleaning”, according to a spokesperson.

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