The highly contagious COVID-19 is raising concerns for large cities with public rapid transit systems. Jon Cohen, emeritus professor of infectious diseases at Brighton & Sussex Medical School, told The Guardian it was too early to determine the "potential risk" the London patient presented for the virus' ability to spread.
'In general, if an initial case is in a densely populated area, then the risk of person-to-person transmission is higher, ' Dr Robin Thompson of Oxford University said. Speakers consisted of Baroness Vere, that positioned with an all-electric bus outside the QEII Centre, in addition to David Brown, Chief Executive of bus firm Go-Ahead, Nottingham South MP Lilian Greenwood as well as Gareth Powell, head of Transport for London's bus network. "This is exacerbated by the fact that London is a transport hub, and the Underground could provide a network to spread the virus quickly..."
United Kingdom health officials expected the virus to spread until it reaches a peak in the United Kingdom in the summer.
In a nine-minute message broadcast to the nation, prime minister Lee Hsien Loong said: 'Fear can do more harm than the virus itself'.
Other parts of London may already be affected after paramedics in hazmat suits turned up to a flat in Paddington, central London, after a patient reported symptoms yesterday morning.
Largely barren streets and empty restaurants in the area can be been seen in photos posted on the paper's website. What does it stand for? The Ferns Medical Practice in Farnham, Surrey, claimed that it was carrying out a deep tidy after an individual had actually come in after seeing "among the influenced coronavirus locations".
Some 2,512 individuals in Britain have actually been examined because last month.
Swabs are also being sent to labs in Cambridge, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The U.K.'s most recent patient contracted the virus while in China and Professor Paul Cosford, director for Health Protection and medical director for Public Health England, told BBC they expect more cases involving global travelers.
Meanwhile, two healthcare workers at Lewisham Hospital have been put into isolation for two weeks while the Uber driver has been suspended.
Around 5,500 miles away, in Mexico, Uber reportedly has recently suspended more than 200 accounts of drivers who were possibly exposed to the virus. But staff there also said it was unclear why, despite apparent contact with NHS 111, she still came in by taxi, given that the NHS telephone advice line would have called her an ambulance or advised her to go in a private vehicle.
The patient was marked the first case of the deadly virus to hit London which could have devastating effects for the rest of the country.