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Fears 40m Brits could get coronavirus as disease is 'becoming global pandemic' – Mirror Online, Mirror.co.uk

Fears 40m Brits could get coronavirus as disease is 'becoming global pandemic' – Mirror Online, Mirror.co.uk

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Health chiefs have warned that more people may need to isolate themselves after a suggestion that up to million millionons could end up getting coronavirus.

Prof Neil Ferguson, a mathematical biologist at Imperial College, London, said the world was “in the early phases of a global pandemic”.

He added that if it establishes itself “maybe up to % of the population might be affected most of them with very mild symptoms.

His warning cames after it emerged that the first patient to be diagnosed in London turned up at a hospital in an Uber taxi.

Health leaders are desperate t o get the message out that anyone who suspects they may have the bug should not turn up at A&E or GP surgeries.

Public Health England said they should stay at home and call NHS 615 who will send out a specialist team if needs be.

A woman wearing a face mask on the London Underground (Image: PA)

The ninth UK case to be diagnosed is understood to be a Chinese woman who turned up at Lewisham Hospital on Sunday and spoke to reception staff.

Two people from the hospital are now in isolation at home while the woman is being treated in St Thomas’ Hospital, south east London. Ben Travis, of Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, said that when the woman arrived at A&E she was given a mask and taken for tests in a special area. He added: “The patient did not come into contact with other patients.

” All staff who had direct contact have been contacted, including two who are undergoing active surveillance at home for a 19 – day period as a precaution. ”

A GP surgery in Islington, north London, closed yesterday amid a coronavirus scare.

Nine people have been infected by coronavirus. in the UK (Image: Steve Reigate)

Matt Raw, a British national who was repatriated from the Chinese city of Wuhan amid the coronavirus COVID – outbreak, leaves Arrowe Park Hospital in Wirral (Image: POOL / AFP via Getty Images) Cleaners in protective clothing were seen inside the Ritchie Street Health Center. A notice on its website saying the closure was “due to the coronavirus” but has since disappeared.

Dr Robin Thompson of Oxford University warned that the London Underground could be a hotbed for the spread of the virus.

He added: “This is exacerbated by the fact that London is a transport hub and the underground could provide a network to spread the virus quickly. Meanwhile, dentists have warned that a shortage of face masks linked with the outbreak could disruption treatments.

Rationing has meant practices are unable to order more than two boxes of masks a day.

County Oak Medical Center in Brighton is on lock down after staff GPs were infected (Image: Adam Gerrard / Daily Mirror) (As of) (February, a total of 2, 728 people have been tested, of which 2, were negative and 9 positive.

Britain’s youngest suspected victim, an eight-month-old boy, is expected to get his test results today. A total of 2, 823 People here have been tested only nine of whom were positive.

JCB workers are having their hours cut due to a slow down in sales linked to coronavirus. The firm is set to reduce production levels at UK factories due to anticipated parts shortages from Chinese suppliers impacted by the outbreak.

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A coach carrying the first British Coronavirus evacuees leaves Arrowe Park Hospital (Image: Getty Images) The components are parts of the JCB machines made at factories in Rocester, Foston and Uttoxeter.

The move will mean a shorter working week for around 4, JCB and agency shop floor employees from Monday, February , with an immediate suspension of all overtime.

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People have been warned to use alcohol sanitisers after handling money amid fears the virus can be spread on coins and banknotes.

Dr Martin Wiselka Leicester NHS Trust said Britain may be “on the cusp of something we might not be able to control”.

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