UK Confirms 2 cases of Corona Virus


Two people from the same family have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, the chief medical officer for England has announced.

The Chinese nationals were guests at the Staycity apartment-hotel in York, before being taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.

The hotel remains open for business but their apartment will be thoroughly disinfected, the company said.

Meanwhile 83 Britons evacuated from Wuhan in China are in quarantine.

They were taken to Arrowe Park Hospital in Wirral, where they will remain for 14 days, after their flight landed at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire on Friday.

The new coronavirus has caused the deaths of 213 people so far – all in China.

Cases of the virus have reached nearly 10,000 in China – and more than 100 cases have been reported in 22 other countries.



The two people with coronavirus were moved from their York apartment-hotel to be treated initially at Castle Hill Hospital in Hull, before being taken to the infectious diseases unit in Newcastle.

Public Health England said there was minimal risk of infection to either guests or staff at the Staycity property in York.

Those identified as close contacts would be given health advice about symptoms and an emergency number in case they became unwell – but wouldn’t be quarantined, PHE said.


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