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Four Brits test positive for coronavirus in the UK

by LLB Reporter
23rd Feb 20 4:31 pm

Four of the British and Irish evacuees who arrived back in the UK from the coronavirus infected cruise ship in Japan have tested positive for the virus, said England’s chief medical officer Prof Chris Whitty.

The patients are being transferred to specialist NHS infection centres from the Arrowe Park Hospital, in the Wirral.

This now brings the confirmed number of patients in the UK with coronavirus to thirteen.

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On Saturday 30 Britons and Irish citizens were flown back to the UK from Japan by the British government and were taken to hospital by coach.

Janelle Holmes, chief executive at Wirral University Teaching Hospital said, “When guests arrived yesterday evening, we followed clear guidance in relation to infection prevention control. This was to minimise the chance of any infection spreading.”

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