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First Case Of Coronavirus In London Confirmed

The first reported case of the coronavirus was confirmed Wednesday in the British capital London, based on native media.

In a separate statement, NHS strategic incident director, Professor Keith Willett, announced that Steven Walsh, a businessman linked to 11 cases of coronavirus, has made a full recovery and now been discharged from the 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.

The report revealed that the patient is now receiving treatment at Guy's and St. Thomas' hospital in London. BBNaija's Tacha Secretly Getting Married?

The World Health Organization has named the disease caused by the virus as COVID-19, avoiding any animal or geographic designation to avoid stigmatization and to show the illness comes from a new coronavirus discovered in 2019.

Chief medical officer Chris Whitty said the woman was transferred to a specialist NHS centre at Guy's and St Thomas' in central London.

Eighty-three people will leave Arrowe Park Hospital in Merseyside on Thursday, 14 days after they arrived on an evacuation flight.

There have been no confirmed cases in New Zealand.

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A spokesman for the Department of Health said the "quarantine is expected to end tomorrow" but declined to comment on the test results of the patients.

Most people who test positive for the virus experience mild symptoms, including cough, fever and shortness of breath.

Of the nine people so far diagnosed with coronavirus in Britain, two are Global Positioning System.

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

Officials know that the pair worked at a nursing home, Worthing Hospital A&E and two GP practices between them.

In order to be consistent with the classification of case diagnosis issued by other provinces across the country, starting today, Hubei Province will include the number of clinically diagnosed cases into the number of confirmed cases for publication.

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.

Meanwhile, in Brighton, pupils at several schools have been told they could stay at home after reports that some teachers and families feared they had come into contact with the virus. One death has occurred outside China.



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