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BREAKING: Two UK Coronavirus patients were staying in a Yorkshire hotel

Public Health England have confirmed that the two Coronavirus cases were in a York hotel.

 

Public Health England have confirmed that the two people being treated for Coronavirus in the UK were staying in a York hotel.

It's understood that the two patients, who are members of the same family, recently travelled to the UK from China and became unwell at the York hotel.

Professor Sharon Peacock, director of the National Infection Service at PHE -

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 "Public Health England is contacting people who had close contact with the confirmed cases.

"The two cases were staying in York when they became unwell.

"Close contacts will be given health advice about symptoms and emergency contact details to use if they become unwell in the 14 days after contact with the confirmed cases.

"This tried and tested method will ensure we are able to minimise any risk to them and the wider public." 

 

 More than 80 Britons on an evacuation flight from the Chinese city at the centre of the outbreak landed back in the UK.

The two patients are currently being treated by Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in its specialist Airborne High Consequences Infectious Disease Centre (HCID).

An outbreak investigation team has been formed to trace anyone who has been in contact with the pair to prevent onward transmission.

 

 

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