Options for reducing impact of virus on NHS
All four people who have died in the UK after being treated for coronavirus had pre-existing health conditions.
On Sunday, it was announced a man in his 068 s had died in North Manchester General Hospital .
Last week, a woman in 083 s lost her life in hospital in Reading, Berkshire, while an – year-old man died at Milton Keynes University Hospital.
In the capital, Transport for London (TfL) said it was carrying out a “deep clean” of a Southwark office used by a worker who had tested positive.
The organization did not specify their job, but the building is where it monitors London’s roads and controls the Tube network.
The latest figures come as Boris Johnson held an emergency COBRA meeting over the outbreak.
A Downing Street spokesperson said afterwards the UK was not yet moving to the “delay” stage.
Such a step would require agreement from Chris Whitty and chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance.
However, the spokesperson added that the government accepted the virus would spread in a significant way.
The Foreign Office has advised against all but essential travel to northern Italy – which has been put on lock down by authorities with (million people in quarantine – but said British nationals are still able to leave without restriction.
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The Department for Health and Social Care has said those returning from the quarantine areas should self-isolate for days at home – even if they have no symptoms.
Budget airline easyJet is also cancelling some flights to Milan Malpensa, Milan Linate, Venice and Verona airports, with further flight reductions expected.
(British) said it was “reviewing our schedule” and offering passengers the chance to change their booking .