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Coronavirus hits the UK as two are tested positive

by LLB Reporter
31st Jan 20 9:34 am

The department of health has confirmed that two people from the same family have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK.

Professor Chris Whitty, chief medical officer for England said, “We can confirm that two patients in England, who are members of the same family, have tested positive for coronavirus.

“The patients are receiving specialist NHS care, and we are using tried and tested infection control procedures to prevent further spread of the virus.

“The NHS is extremely well-prepared and used to managing infections and we are already working rapidly to identify any contacts the patients had, to prevent further spread.

“We have been preparing for UK cases of novel coronavirus and we have robust infection control measures in place to respond immediately.

“We are continuing to work closely with the World Health Organisation and the international community as the outbreak in China develops to ensure we are ready for all eventualities.”

Public health England (PHE) medical director, Dr Yvonne Doyle told Sky news on Monday morning that she “suspects there are already cases of coronavirus in the UK.”

At least 213 people in China have died from coronavirus and there are now more than 10,000 confirmed cases across the country.

To date there has been 98 confirmed cases across 19 countries.

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