On Sunday night Scotland confirmed their first case of coronavirus bringing the total number of people in the UK to 36.
The patient had recently travelled from northern Italy which is the worst affected country in Europe.
The UK’s chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty has confirmed on Sunday that 12 more people have been diagnosed with coronavirus, bring the total to 35 cases.
Public Health England (PHE) said six of the patients had recently returned from northern Italy and two from Iran.
Hours later Scotland then confirmed their first case of the virus.
The British prime minister is chairing a Cobra meeting on Monday, he said, “Coronavirus may very well be a challenge in the weeks and months ahead.
“But I have no doubt that with the help of the NHS and its incomparable staff this country will get through it and beat it.”