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Four people being tested for coronavirus in Scotland

by LLB Reporter
23rd Jan 20 3:08 pm

Four people who travelled from Wuhan city in China are being tested in hospital in Scotland for coronavirus as they have flu like symptoms. Currently there are no confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK.

Thursday morning Matt Hancock the health secretary admitted there could be an “increased likelihood that cases” of coronavirus “may arise in” in the UK.

In a statement to the House of Commons the heath secretary said, the virus is a “rapidly developing situation and the number of deaths and the number of cases is likely to be higher than those that have been confirmed so far and I expect them to rise further.”

Hancock told MPs, “The chief medical officer has revised the risk to the UK population from ‘very low’ to ‘low’ and has concluded that while there is an increased likelihood that cases may arise in this country, we are well prepared and well equipped to deal with them.”

He added, “The UK is one of the first countries to have developed a world-leading test for the new coronavirus.

“The NHS is ready to respond appropriately to any cases that emerge.”

There has been more than 600 cases of coronavirus and 25 people have died in China.

Gauden Galea, the World Health Organisation’s representative in China said, “To my knowledge, trying to contain a city of 11m people is new to science.

“It has not been tried before as a public health measure. We cannot at this stage say it will or it will not work.”

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