Feb 13, 2020

Coronavirus: More may need to self-isolate to stop spread - NHS boss

Officials are attempting to trace the contacts of the latest person to be diagnosed with coronavirus in the UK. The woman, being treated at Guy's and St Thomas' in London, flew into Heathrow from China a few days ago. More than 80 people staying in accommodation at Arrowe Park Hospital will be allowed to leave after testing negative for the new strain of coronavirus. If the new coronavirus does become a pandemic - a global epidemic - then it is going to hit the UK eventually. Summer - due to the effect heat and sun may have on the virus and our own behaviour - could limit spread. The hope remains that the coronavirus will be dealt with in China and will not become a pandemic. Mr Walsh contracted coronavirus on a business trip to Singapore and unknowingly passed it on to 11 other people - five then returned to the UK, two of whom worked as GPs. A total of 1,750 people in the UK have tested negative for the virus, which causes the disease now known as Covid-19.

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