Two Cases of Coronavirus Confirmed in UK - England's Chief Medical Officer

Two Cases of Coronavirus Confirmed in UK - England's Chief Medical Officer

Two Cases of Coronavirus Confirmed in UK - England's Chief Medical Officer

In a statement, Professor Chris Whitty, said: "We can confirm that two patients in England, who are members of the same family, have tested positive for coronavirus".

The rest of the groups identities remain closely guarded by Public Health England, but many who missed out on Thursday's airlift have since been critical of the government that they were denied a spot. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information.

A plane chartered by Britain to evacuate its citizens and other Europeans on Friday departed the city with 110 people aboard - 83 Britons and 27 others.

They have been pictured getting off the "rescue" aircraft at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.

In the confirmed cases of the virus, symptoms reported included fever, coughing, shortness of breath, muscle ache, confusion, headache and a sore throat.

Two cases of the flu-like disease were confirmed in the United Kingdom last Friday, in York, following the emergence of coronavirus in Wuhan in China.

It is understood the patients were staying in a hotel in Yorkshire, before being taken overnight to a specialist centre in Newcastle. As the deadly virus claims more than 300 lives with almost 14,000 confirmed cases in China, the People's Bank of China released a statement which said that it would launch 1.2 trillion yuan reverse purchase operation to maintain "reasonable abundant liquidity" in the banking system.

Adverts telling people what they can do to help protect themselves are appearing on social media, in newspapers and on the radio from Sunday as part of a Government-funded effort in the fight against the virus which has killed 305 people globally.

She added: "As a local authority, we continue to carefully monitor the situation in Wuhan, China, alongside our colleagues in Public Health England and the NHS to ensure we are well prepared should things change".

Russia, Mongolia and North Korea have announced that they will close their land borders with China to guard against the spread of the virus.

The U.K. had been on high alert for a few weeks as more than 160 people tested for the virus but all turned out negative prior to Friday.

Anyone with suspicious symptoms will be taken to the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospital, which has a high-level infectious diseases unit.

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