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Third UK Wuhan coronavirus patient caught disease in Singapore

Christian Fernsby |
The third person to be diagnosed with coronavirus in the UK is believed to have caught the illness in Singapore.

Topics: WUHAN    CORONAVIRUS    SINGAPORE    UK   

The latest diagnosis comes as as health experts issued a new warning to travellers arriving from several Asian countries.

It has been reported that the third patient is a middle aged British man and is understood to be the first UK national to contract the disease.

The patient is thought to have been diagnosed in Brighton and was transferred St Thomas' Hospital in London, where there is an infectious disease unit, on Thursday afternoon.

Health officials are not believed to be "contact tracing" people on any Asia-UK flight the latest sufferer may have travelled on.

Two other patients are still being treated at the Royal Victoria Infirmary infectious diseases centre in Newcastle.


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