The NHS recommends calling NHS 111 if you’re suffering from a fever, cough and shortness of breath if you’ve recently returned from mainland China (including Macao and Hong Kong).

Other countries that put you at a higher risk of the virus are: Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Singapore or Malaysia.

The UK government report that as of 13th February, a total of 2,521 people have been tested for coronavirus, of which 2,512 were confirmed negative and nine positive.

It adds: “The UK is now one of the first countries outside China to have a prototype specific laboratory test for this new disease.”


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