Two persons have been confirmed positive with the deadly virus ‘Coronavirus in the United Kingdom.
This was disclosed on Friday by British health officials, who said that two people had tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Naija News understands that the two persons are the first to be confirmed positive in the UK since the emergence of the deadly disease which started in China.
The report by the British Health sector read below;
“We can confirm that two patients in England, who are members of the same family, have tested positive for coronavirus,” Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England, said in a statement.
“The patients are receiving specialist NHS care, and we are using tried and tested infection control procedures to prevent further spread of the virus,” he added, referring to the National Health Service.
Whitty said the state-funded NHS was “extremely well-prepared” and officials were “working rapidly to identify any contacts the patients had, to prevent the further spread”.
“We have been preparing for UK cases of novel coronavirus and we have robust infection control measures in place to respond immediately,” he added.
Naija News recalls that Coronavirus was first discovered in the central Chinese city Wuhan, two weeks ago, and has so far killed 213 people and spread to at least 18 countries around the world.
Meanwhile, The World Health Organization (WHO) had on Thursday declared it an international public health emergency.