Coronavirus 'superspreader' Steve Walsh discharged from hospital

Steve Walsh

The Scouting Association confirmed to Yahoo UK Mr Walsh has not been to any scout meetings since his return to the UK. Worldwide, there have now been more than 40,000 cases of coronavirus.

With confirmed cases of the coronavirus here in Britain having doubled in recent days, coming close to double figures, the UK Government has labelled the virus as a "serious and imminent threat" to public health.

"I would like to thank the NHS for their help and care - While I have fully recovered, my thoughts are with others who have contracted coronavirus", the father and Scout leader said in a statement on Tuesday.

He was attending a business conference at the Grant Hyatt hotel in Singapore and is believed to have contracted the Sars-like virus strain there.

Meanwhile it is understood the two-week quarantine at Arrowe Park Hospital in Merseyside of 83 United Kingdom nationals flown back to Britain from Wuhan will end on Thursday morning amid reports they have all tested negative for coronavirus.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Health said all services at the hospital, including surgery and outpatients, are operating normally.

He was given two tests for the virus, now known officially as COVID-19, and both came back negative, Sky News reported.

The UK has so far recorded eight cases. The research was done after studying around 138 people diagnosed with Coronavirus in Wuhan.

All patients and those in close contact with the Global Positioning System have now been traced, Public Health England has said, and two practices which were shut have reopened.

He said his family have been asked to isolate themselves "as a precaution".

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While 11 other people were infected because of him, Walsh has been recovering from this fatal disease.

As a result, the hospital is experiencing some staff shortages, he said.

Also on Tuesday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock told MPs in the Commons that new funding was being launched immediately "to support any urgent works the NHS needs for the coronavirus response, such as the creation of further isolation areas and other necessary facilities".

He said: "The fact we have only recorded eight cases in the United Kingdom is because our surveillance is focused on travellers".

"We will know more in the next few weeks".

He said it was "highly unlikely" the United Kingdom could stop transmission of coronavirus and it was likely to "get going" in the United Kingdom in the next few weeks, peaking a few months later.

The salesman for gas company Servomex then went on a skiing holiday with friends where he spread the virus to at least 11 people including a nine-year-old boy.

Meanwhile, three inmates at Bullingdon prison, in Oxfordshire, are being tested.

Citing the French health ministry, The Washington Post reports five British nationals who stayed at the resort have tested positive for coronavirus.

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