Jarrow MP Kate Osborne hands out food parcels to vulnerable after overcoming coronavirus
MP Kate Osborne will be out and about on the streets of her Jarrow constituency on Tuesday, March 31 after returning to the region following her coronavirus self-isolation period.
The MP revealed on social media that she was suffering from the illness earlier this month and would be self-isolating in London while she recovered.
During this time, she pledged to continue to support families living in her South Tyneside constituency via email, and urged others with symptoms to stay home for their own safety and the safety of others.
Now – two weeks on – she is back in Jarrow and will spend her day supporting the area’s most vulnerable now that she is back to full strength.
Ms Osborne said on Twitter on Tuesday: “It’s so nice to be back in the North East after being stuck in London!
During her isolation period, the MP praised the spirit of the Jarrow community for pulling together in times of uncertainty and difficulty.
Fellow MP Emma Lewell-Buck, who represents South Shields, also took to social media on Tuesday to welcome her colleague back to work.
As of Monday, March 30 official data from the NHS and Public Health England said that there are 31 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in South Tyneside.
There have been 14 deaths at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust to date.
Nationally, 1,408 patients confirmed to have the illness have lost their lives.