Coronavirus: Hunt for contacts of latest United Kingdom case

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The victim is a woman thought to have flown to the United Kingdom from China, where she is suspected to have contracted the virus.

Anyone experiencing symptoms, even if mild, after travelling from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau, is advised to stay indoors and call the NHS 111 phone service.

The group were the first to be flown out of Wuhan city in China - the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak - by the Foreign Office and back to the UK.

Hospital chief executive Ben Travis said: "In line with our protocols, throughout their care, the patient was escorted and did not come into contact with other patients".

This coming after the 83 people quarantined at Arrowe Park Hospital on the Wirral, Merseyside, tested negative and are expected to be lifted on Thursday.

Earlier this week, the British government declared that the coronavirus was a "serious and imminent" threat to public health.

On Wednesday, Steve Walsh, the businessman linked to 11 British cases of coronavirus, including five in France, was given the all-clear and discharged from hospital.

Authorities in London confirmed the city's first case of coronavirus on Wednesday after a woman who caught the illness in China was diagnosed.

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There were a number of "countries of concern", he said.

In related news, Chinese officials (computer translated) added new category of "cases confirmed by clinical diagnosis" to the case diagnosis classification in Hubei Province, so that patients can receive standardized treatment according to confirmed cases as early as possible to further improve the success rate of treatment.

Two of those are Britons, taking the number of Britons on the ship diagnosed with coronavirus to three.

Public Health England (PHE) confirmed on Wednesday it has traced and advised all close contacts of the two Global Positioning System, including about 12 patients.

The total number of people infected with the deadly virus has risen to 47 in Singapore and it is by far the highest number of cases reported in any other country other than China.

China has been praised by the World Health Organization (WHO) for its transparent handling of the outbreak, in contrast to the way it concealed the extent of the SARS virus.

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