A man was taken to hospital last night at around 8pm after becoming unwell with possible coronavirus symptoms.
His hotel room has been reportedly cordoned off, and the building set to be deep cleaned today.
Yorkshire Post reported the man is a Chinese national, but this was unable to be confirmed.
He is said to have arrived with two companions, but it is not known where he had initially traveled from.
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More than (people have died from the killer bug) , with more than 7, confirmed cases worldwide.
A statement from hotel owners Staycity Group said: “Staycity Group have confirmed that a man staying at the group’s property in York was taken ill yesterday and is understood to be undergoing tests at a local hospital.
“Staycity is unable to confirm which hospital the three people were taken to or what the outcome of the tests are at this point.
“Until more is known the apartment containing the group’s belongings will be cordoned off, along with surrounding rooms, after which the area will undergo a thorough environmental clean and disinfection, as is company policy.”
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There are no confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK , but have been tested since returning from the center of the outbreak, Wuhan.
are a large family of viruses that can cause infections ranging from the common cold to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (Sars).
The virus attacks the respiratory system, causing pneumonia-like lung lesions.
Some of the virus types cause less serious disease, while others – like the one that caused Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) – are far more severe.
Today we told how
a British dad trapped in coronavirus-hit Wuhan has to choose if he leaves China without his newborn baby and wife.
Adam Bridgeman, , had been hoping to evacuate China with his wife Su, , and four-week-old baby Austin as the coronavirus death toll reaches .
The government had initially booked a plane to evacuate hundreds of Brits from Wuhan – but it has since been blocked from leaving.
Last night’s news of the cancelled flight came as a hammer blow to Adam and the more than (British citizens trapped in the sealed-off city) dubbed ‘zombieland’ .
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The setback comes hours after planes carrying American and Japanese evacuees touched down in their home countries.
Yesterday, British Airways halted all its flights to and from China.
The Government has advised against “all but essential” travel to mainland China due to the coronavirus outbreak .
Terrified witnesses saw the paramedics in protective suits going into a Staycity aparthotel in the city center Credit: SWNS: South West News Service
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