Two coronavirus patients in United Kingdom being given treatment

UK pledges £20m to develop coronavirus vaccine

UK pledges £20m to develop coronavirus vaccine

They were then taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle and the hotel has been thoroughly disinfected.

The firm has said the apartment involved has been thoroughly disinfected and PHE has been providing support.

AFP understands the pair had travelled to China recently.

Whitty said the intention was to keep those who had returned close to medical services in case they needed them.

Dr Giri Shankar, expert lead advisor for nicely being security at Public Properly being Wales, said: "For causes of affected particular person confidentiality Public Properly being Wales is simply not able to contact upon explicit particular person situations".

"We appreciate the seriousness with which China is taking this outbreak, especially the commitment from top leadership, and the transparency they have demonstrated, including sharing data and genetic sequence of the virus".

Returning Britons will be isolated for 14 days at a medical facility in northwest England once they arrive at an air force base in central England on Friday afternoon.

Two people in England have been infected with the deadly Wuhan coronavirus, British medical authorities said Friday.

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The WHO issued a statement Thursday calling for countries to work together to stop the spread of the virus and find solutions. Theresa Tam says government and public health authorities should plan on having to manage the outbreak for some time to come.

Families had been told that relatives with Chinese passports would be unable to join them after Chinese officials denied them permission to leave the country.

Even though that decision was reversed hours before the plane was due to depart, for some it was too late to get to the airport in time.

In Wuhan, China, a new strain of the virus made the jump from animals to humans.

The WHO's emergency committee for the coronavirus outbreak praised China's swift response to the crisis, particularly its rapid isolation and sequencing of 2019-nCov which has allowed other countries to rapidly diagnose the infection, and strong public health measures.

The Government claims the United Kingdom is "extremely well prepared for any potential outbreak of an infectious disease" as "we are one of the first countries in the world to have developed a test for the new virus".

The number of coronavirus cases worldwide has surpassed that of the Sars epidemic, although death rates are lower.

He added: "Our greatest concern is the potential for the virus to spread to countries with weaker health systems, and which are ill-prepared to deal with it".

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