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UK Foreign Office about Wuhan coronavirus situation: Leave China!

Christian Fernsby |
The UK’s foreign and commonwealth office today advised against all but essential travel to mainland China and urged British nationals already in the country to leave.

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The death toll from the new coronavirus rose to 425 and infections soared to more than 20,000.

“The safety and security of British people will always be our top priority. As such we now advise British Nationals in China to leave the country if they can, to minimise their risk of exposure to the virus,” said Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary.

“Where there are still British Nationals in Hubei Province who wish to be evacuated, we will continue to work around the clock to facilitate this.”

China’s National Health Commission said on Tuesday that the mortality rate from the coronavirus stands nationwide at 2.1%, and at 3.1% in central Hubei province, which accounts for 97% of the deaths. Some 80% of the victims were over the age of 60, and 75% had some form of underlying disease.

With the virus, which causes breathing difficulties and fever, speeding across China and spreading outwards to more than 20 countries, Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, held an emergency meeting of the top Communist party on Monday for the second time since the crisis began.

The president told officials that the country must race against time to curb the spread of the virus, warning that those who neglect their duties will be punished. “We have launched a people’s war of prevention of the epidemic,” he said.

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