The home secretary, Priti Patel has said the British government are working “to ensure we do our utmost to keep the British public safe” from the new deadly strain of coronavirus.
She added, that Brits who are stuck in Wuhan city, where the outbreak of coronavirus started in China, that the government is looking at “all options” to help those that are stranded.
Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary has reportedly ordered officials to look into the logistics of airlifting stranded Brits from the Wuhan city.
Speaking on Sky’s Sophy Ridge On Sunday programme, Patel was asked if the government are looking into this.
Patel said, “We’re looking at all options. I’m not going to comment specifically on newspaper stories.
“But it’s right that we look at all options and that’s exactly what the government is doing right now.”
She added, the government are “taking all the precautions” and are working “to ensure we do our utmost to keep the British public safe.”
More than 2,000 people globally are now affected with coronavirus and 56 people are confirmed dead.