Jarrow MP Kate Osborne thanks constituents for 'pulling together' as she recovers from coronavirus
Jarrow MP Kate Osborne has thanked her Jarrow constituents for their support as she recovers from coronavirus.
She later said her symptoms had started with a dry cough and tightness in her chest, which gradually worsened to a shortness of breath .
Now Ms Osborne has thanked her constituents for ‘pulling together’ in the crisis as she reveals she is feeling much better.
In a post to her Twitter followers on Wednesday, March 25 the MP said: “Thank you to everyone in Jarrow constituency for pulling together during this crisis. The only way to beat this disease is if we fight it as a community.”
She also shared a video from her London home, where she has been self-isolating, in which she thanked everyone for their support since her diagnosis.
“I wanted to say thank you so much for all the help and support and positive comments that I have received since I was diagnosed with coronavirus,” she said.
“I hope you can see that I am feeling an awful lot better now.”
Ms Osborne also praised food bank staff at Hebburn Helps and volunteers who are delivering food and essential items to those self-isolating back in her constituency.
She continued: “I want to also say thanks to the people in the Jarrow constituency who I know are pulling together, the people from Hebburn Helps food bank who are taking out important packages to our constituents and the people in Primrose who are doing similar.”
The MP revealed she will be back in her constituency on Saturday, March 26 after her period of isolation and will be stepping up to support Jarrow residents.
Ms Osborne added: “On Saturday I will be back in the North East, catching up and helping in a very practical way.”
The UK has seen 463 deaths for the virus so far, with 135 patients making a full recovery.
The number of confirmed cases in South Tyneside has now risen to nine.