Published: Fri, February 14, 2020
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United Kingdom confirms ninth case of coronavirus - Latest Pharmacy News

United Kingdom confirms ninth case of coronavirus - Latest Pharmacy News

"Supplied the person adopted the federal government's recommendation (to self-isolate) there needs to be little concern of transmission to most of the people in London", she stated.

She is believed to have caught the virus in China before landing at Heathrow last weekend. But staff there also said it was unclear why, despite apparent contact with NHS 111, she still came in by taxi, given that the NHS telephone advice line would have called her an ambulance or advised her to go in a private vehicle.

The Chinese patient was the first case in London and doctors are anxious that the disease's emergence in the capital will lead to it spreading quickly.

Walsh, 53, from Hove, who has been linked to other cases of the virus, now poses "no risk to the public", NHS England said.

The virus-carrier was one of 250 delegates at the UK Bus Summit at the QEII Centre in on February 6, which was attended by Boris Johnson's Buses Minister, Baroness Vere of Norbiton.

The email said: 'While the degree of contact you may have had with the case at the summit is unlikely to have been significant, we are taking a precautionary approach and informing you'.

"The key factor here is the number of contacts that this infected individual has had prior to being isolated", he said.

Officials know that the pair worked at a nursing home, Worthing Hospital A&E and two GP practices between them.

More than 45,000 people have become infected with the virus since December, but less than one percent of cases involved people outside of China, where it originated.

In a statement to LADbible, a spokesperson for Uber said: "We received a request from Public Health England for information about a passenger who has now been confirmed as having coronavirus".

Meanwhile, the quarantine of 83 people being held in Arrowe Park Hospital in Wirral, Merseyside, is expected to be lifted amid reports they have all tested negative for the covid-19 strain of the coronavirus.

What are the symptoms of coronavirus and what can help stop its spread? It is also warning that travellers from Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand who develop symptoms of cough or fever or shortness of breath within 14 days of returning the United Kingdom should contact the NHS by phone.

Catching coughs and sneezes in a tissue, binning it and washing your hands can minimise the risk of spreading disease.

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