First case of Coronavirus confirmed in London

Workers wearing protective suits walk away from the cruise ship Diamond Princess

Workers wearing protective suits walk away from the cruise ship Diamond Princess Credit Reuters

As Euro Weekly News understands, experts had previously warned that London would be at greater risk than other cities in Europe due to its large population and high number of visiting tourists.

"This is exacerbated by the fact that London is a transport hub, and the Underground could provide a network to spread the virus quickly", Dr Robin Thompson from Oxford University said, as quoted by the Sky News broadcaster.

"Thus, dangers to Londoners and United Kingdom residents stay low, although individuals ought to proceed to regulate steerage for most of the people".

While the patient has now been quarantined, Dr Thompson says the risk of the virus spreading depends on the woman's interactions prior to being placed in isolation.

"The key factor here is the number of contacts that this infected individual has had prior to being isolated", he said.

'If this is low, then the risk of sustained human-to-human transmission is also low'.

As Public Well being England investigates the affected person's actions, Dr Nathalie MacDermott from the Nationwide Institute for Well being Analysis stated London commuters ought to proceed to go about their enterprise as standard.

In a separate statement, NHS strategic incident director, Professor Keith Willett, announced that Steven Walsh, a businessman linked to 11 cases of coronavirus, has made a full recovery and now been discharged from the hospital. Is the virus on its way out?

Earlier this week a British coronavirus "super spreader", who may have infected almost a dozen other people, was released from a London hospital after recovering from the deadly virus he picked up while in Singapore.

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More than 45,000 people have become infected with the virus since December, but less than one percent of cases involved people outside of China, where it originated. Walsh was also connected to at least one case in Spain.

Of the nine people so far diagnosed with coronavirus in Britain, two are Global Positioning System.

The pair worked at a nursing home, Worthing Hospital A&E and two GP practices between them.

In order to be consistent with the classification of case diagnosis issued by other provinces across the country, starting today, Hubei Province will include the number of clinically diagnosed cases into the number of confirmed cases for publication.

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