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UK conducts random Wuhan coronavirus testing

Christian Fernsby |
Britain has started random tests for coronavirus on flu patients in order to have an early warning system in place in case the outbreak becomes more widespread in the country, a senior health official said.

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Topics: WUHAN    CORONAVIRUS    UK   

“We’re heightening our vigilance because of the apparent spread of the virus in countries outside of mainland China,” Public Health England’s medical director, Paul Cosford, told BBC radio today.

Britain has so far had 13 cases of coronavirus. An outbreak in northern Italy worsened on Wednesday, and the illness has spread to Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Croatia and France via visitors who were recently in northern Italy.

The disease is believed to have originated in a market selling wildlife in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last year and has infected about 80,000 people and killed more than 2,700, the vast majority in China.


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