Coronavirus: British man linked to 11 other cases 'fully recovered'

The British businessman with the virus is believed to have flown home from France via Geneva on an easy Jet flightAP

The British businessman with the virus is believed to have flown home from France via Geneva on an easy Jet flightAP

"It can also result from someone coming into close contact with an unusually large number of people or someone carrying a larger than normal quantity of the virus".

While 11 people are confirmed to have received the virus from Mr Walsh, there are fears he may have spread it to others, with a focus on the 677-room Grand Hyatt hotel where he stayed in Singapore.

It comes after a British man who caught coronavirus in Singapore appears to be linked to at least seven other confirmed cases in England, France and Spain.

Gas analysis firm Servomex, where Mr Walsh works, said it was "very pleased that [he] has made a full recovery".

The man, who hasn't been identified publicly, flew to Singapore for a January 20-22 event sponsored by his employer, Servomex.

The authorities are desperate to prevent the spread of the deadly virus, which has already killed over 900 people since December, and are in a race against time after the globe-trotting man fell ill on his return to the UK.

For at least two decades, outbreaks like the coronavirus have had a 20:80 rule, meaning that around a fifth of individuals with the virus will contribute to 80 per cent of its spread. He is the third person to test positive in the UK.

After leaving Singapore, he stopped at French ski resort Les Contamines-Montjoie, boarded a plane, stopped by a pub in his hometown and may have gone to a doctor's clinic. Additionally, the AP reported that 61 people including children who may have come in contact with boy had been tested for the virus.

Arrowe Park Hospital on Merseyside and Kents Hill Park in Milton Keynes, both of which are housing Britons who have returned from Wuhan, are now designated "isolation facilities", according to the Government.

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Five Britons who stayed with Walsh at a chalet in the Alps have been diagnosed with the virus, including a 9-year-old boy.

Bob Saynor and his nine-year-old son are both in a French hospital. Six other British nationals have been hospitalised for observation.

But some medical researchers said Walsh's case pointed to a bigger problem: the possibility that the virus can spread from someone who exhibits no symptoms. Another man who stayed at the resort was discovered infected after returning to his home on the Spanish island of Mallorca. Almost 200 people were on board the plane. "They have also been told to wash their hands regularly and keep clean".

Elsewhere, British honeymooner Alan Steele, who was transferred from the cruise liner Diamond Princess to hospital in Japan with coronavirus was said to be feeling well and in good spirits.

Walsh said as soon as he realized he was exposed to a confirmed case of the virus, he spoke to his doctor and health officials.

The businessman is reportedly from Hove, a town that neighbours Brighton.

"The County Oak Medical Centre closed "because of an urgent operational health and safety reason", following reports a member of staff there was one of those infected", and a closure of a second branch was announced today. All came back negative.

On average, he said, those who are infected might pass it along to two people.

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