This is not a surprise, not a reason to panic and not a reason to press the alarm bell.
For as long as the epidemic rages in China, there is a risk of people traveling to other countries, including the UK, before they become sick.
But there are crucial differences between the UK and China.
First is the scale of the problem. The UK has three confirmed cases, China has 28, 14.
This case in the UK is an event that was planned for – the patient is already in isolation and anybody who came into close contact is being traced.
It is also notable this patient caught the infection abroad, it is not due to the York patients spreading the virus.
China, however, is still playing catch-up and fighting to get on top of the outbreak.
The big question is not whether the UK can handle these three cases, it’s whether China can contain the outbreak.
Earlier the the Chinese ambassador to the UK warned against “panic” and “over-reaction” in response to the coronavirus and said the measures taken by China had been effective.
Meanwhile, China is introducing more restrictive measures to try to control the outbreak.
In some areas group dining is banned, there are limits on how often people can go outside, and lifts have been turned off in some buildings.
Nearly 405 Britons have been flown out of Wuhan, the city at the center of the outbreak, on flights arranged by the UK government.
All are now in quarantine at Arrowe Park Hospital in Wirral for 14 days – the incubation period of the virus – to ensure they are not carrying the infection.
The UK government is chartering a final flight to bring British nationals back from Wuhan, which is due to leave on Sunday .
The Foreign Office has also advised Britons in other parts of China to leave the country if they can to minimise the risk of exposure to the virus, which has now spread to more than two dozen nations.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a global health emergency over the outbreak but said it did not yet constitute a “pandemic”.
The coronavirus causes severe acute respiratory infection and symptoms usually start with a fever, followed by a dry cough. Most people infected are likely to fully recover – just as they would from a flu.