54-year-old Labor Shadow Cabinet Minister Jo Stevens is hospitalized with coronavirus
- Her aides announced in a tweet that the MP would be treated by Cardiff Central
- It was revealed for the first time that the 54-year-old MP had signed Covid-19 on New Year's Eve
- Sir Keir Starmer tweeted his best wishes to "a dear friend and colleague".
Jo Stevens, Labor secretary for shadow culture, is being treated for coronavirus in hospital, her staff said tonight.
A statement reads: & # 39; From #TeamJoStevens – Jo asked us to tell you that she is being hospitalized for Covid. Thank you for all your good wishes. We'll give an update when we can. & # 39;
It first emerged that the 54-year-old MP signed Covid-19 on New Year's Eve when her advisors said she had been "knocked down" because of her infection.
This evening politicians of all kinds gathered around their colleague, with Sir Keir Starmer leading the congratulators and tweeting: "Get well soon, Jo, a dear friend and colleague."
Labor shadow culture secretary Jo Stevens is being treated in hospital for coronavirus, her aides announced
Tonight, a statement from her Twitter account penned by her advisors said she has since been hospitalized.
Wales' First Minister Mark Drakeford said: “All of our thoughts and best wishes are with Jo for a speedy recovery.
"Thank you to the Jo constituency team for continuing to support Cardiff Central voters during this difficult time."
Shadow Home Secretary Nick Thomas Symonds tweeted, "I'm thinking of my friend and Welsh work colleague Jo Stevens tonight – get well soon, Jo!"
Conservative Minister Nadhim Zahawi, who leads the government's vaccine rollout, tweeted, "I wish you a speedy recovery, Jo."
It was revealed for the first time that the 54-year-old MP had signed Covid-19 on New Year's Eve when she was allegedly "low" because of her infection
Today's announcement was the first tweet from her account since December 31, when it was first revealed that Ms. Stevens was battling Covid-19.
It read: & # 39; Jo has been exposed to COVID for a while, so on behalf of us and Jo, Happy New Year everyone at #CardiffCentral.
To a healthier and better year 2021. Tonight we will think of all those who have lost loved ones to this terrible virus.
Ms. Stevens, has two grown sons, has been a Member of Parliament for Cardiff Central since 2015, and Secretary for Shadow Culture since April.
Before she got infected with coronavirus, the Labor Frontbencher urged social media companies to take action against anti-Vax misinformation.
Several politicians have fought Covid since the beginning of the pandemic, with Boris Johnson memorably admitted to intensive care in April.
This evening politicians of all kinds gathered around their colleague, with Sir Keir Starmer leading the well-wishers