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UK Wuhan coronavirus response: Virus can stay on handrails for 72 hours

Christian Fernsby |
The UK's response to Wuhan coronavirus has mainly moved to its second phase, the Chief Medical Officer for England declared today.

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Prof Chris Whitty said authorities are now chiefly in the "delay" rather than the "contain" phase of the outbreak, which causes Wuhan coronavirus.

He said officials are still trying to contain the 87 cases in the UK, but are working on the assumption it has got out of containment and there will be more cases confirmed today and in the coming days.

He added: "We need to be realistic … containing looks pretty optimistic."

Meanwhile he warned older people may be told to avoid crowded places; 1% of the infected could die; the virus can stay on handrails for 72 hours; and a vaccine could take a year.

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