Greater Manchester MP Yasmin Qureshi has been admitted to hospital with coronavirus.

She is the Labour shadow minister, who represents Bolton South East in Parliament and showed symptoms two weeks ago and began self-isolating.

On Saturday the MP was taken to the Royal Bolton Hospital with pneumonia, She has tested positive for coronavirus.

In a statement released she has said “Two weeks ago, I began to feel unwell. I then tested positive for COVID-19, so my family and I immediately self-isolated at home. I have not travelled to Westminster or anywhere else.

“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.

“I’m being very well looked after and have nothing but praise and admiration for the wonderful staff at the hospital. They have been amazing throughout the process and I would like to extend my thanks to everyone working here in such difficult circumstances.”