UK Patient caught coronavirus in Singapore whereas death toll reaches 565

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

07th Feb, 2020. 11:44 am
UK patient caught in singapore

A third person in the UK having coronavirus caught it in Singapore.

He was diagnosed with the virus in Brighton. He was then transferred to the hospital in London.

Note that there are more than 28,000 cases of coronavirus worldwide.

Over 565 people have died of the disease in China whereas two deaths have occurred outside the epicenter; one in the Philippines and one in Hong Kong.

The government is advising the visitors coming from nine Asian countries to the UK to test the symptoms.

Authorities have directed them to stay at home and call NHS if they are sick and have visited home in the past two weeks.

Advice has been given to people coming from countries including China, Thailand, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Macau.

Authorities have advised people coming from these countries to stay at home and call NHS 111 service if they notice symptoms. Symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath or fever.

Department of Health said they should do even if the symptoms are mild.

They said, “These countries have been identified because of the volume of air travel from affected areas, understanding of other travel routes and a number of reported cases. This list will be kept under review.”

On the other hand, another 41 have been diagnosed with coronavirus on a cruise ship off the coast of Japan.

Around 37, 00 people are on board the cruise ship and they have been quarantined in Yokohama.

The number of confirmed cases from different countries is Japan (28), US (11), Australia, Canada (7), China (3), UK, New Zealand, Taiwan, Philippines, Argentina (1).

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