UK coronavirus tests come back negative

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Tests in the UK on 31 individuals for the brand-new stress of coronavirus have actually returned unfavorable, the federal government has actually stated.

“There are presently no verified cases in the UK or of UK people abroad, and the threat to the general public is low,” the Department of Health stated.

It followed the Chief Medical Officer for England stated there was a “sporting chance” the UK would see a case.

The coronavirus has actually eliminated a minimum of 41 individuals and contaminated 1,300 considering that its discovery in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock stated on Friday the danger to the general public “stays low”.

In its everyday upgrade on Saturday, the Department of Health included: “The federal government is keeping track of the circumstance carefully and will continue to deal with the World Health Organization (WHO) and worldwide neighborhood.”

It was revealed on Friday that 14 finished tests had actually returned unfavorable for the brand-new pressure.

Officials are attempting to trace around 2,000 individuals who have actually flown in to the UK from Wuhan in the previous fortnight.

The infection, which is brand-new to science, has actually now infected 10 nations beyond China, consisting of France, the United States and Australia.

In China, travel constraints have actually currently struck a number of afflicted cities and President Xi Jinping has actually cautioned the spread of the infection is “speeding up”.

What should you do if you believe you have the infection?

Public Health England is encouraging anybody who has actually been to Wuhan within the previous 14 days and has actually established breathing signs to phone NHS 111.

Those signs consist of a cough, a sneeze, shortness of breath, or a fever.

People who are worried ought to telephone ahead prior to going to any medical center and discuss their current travel to the city.

PHE likewise encourages anybody taking a trip to China to keep great hand, individual and breathing health, and prevent going to animal and bird markets or individuals who are ill with breathing signs.

The firm is presently not encouraging individuals to use face masks.

Learn more about the brand-new infection

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