London Underground could become hotbed of coronavirus after woman diagnosed in capital

  • London Underground could become hotbed of coronavirus after woman diagnosed in capital

London Underground could become hotbed of coronavirus after woman diagnosed in capital

A woman arrived at Lewisham Hospital on Sunday night after taking an uber to A&E.

There are still no confirmed or suspected cases of coronavirus in New Zealand, the Director-General of Health says. Speakers consisted of Baroness Vere, that positioned with an all-electric bus outside the QEII Centre, in addition to David Brown, Chief Executive of bus firm Go-Ahead, Nottingham South MP Lilian Greenwood as well as Gareth Powell, head of Transport for London's bus network.

There are now concerns the city's status as a transport hub could exacerbate the spread of the virus, however doctors have said the risk of infection for residents in the capital remains low.

He said: "In general, if an initial case is in a densely populated area, then the risk of sustained person-to-person transmission following is higher".

In January, Chinese officials shut down the public transportation system in Wuhan, the city at the epicenter of the outbreak, to curb the spread of the virus.

No other patients were exposed to the risk of infection by the manner of her arrival, the hospital said.

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The Ferns Medical Practice in Farnham, Surrey, is said to be undertaking a deep clean after a patient had come in after visiting "one of the affected coronavirus areas".

Some 2,512 individuals in Britain have actually been examined because last month.

The first coronavirus patient in London travelled in an Uber to turn up unannounced at A&E department of a hospital.

Swabs are also being sent to labs in Cambridge, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The man at the centre of the main outbreak in the United Kingdom, has now been discharged from hospital in London after being given the all-clear.

Travis added: "All staff who had direct contact with the patient have been contacted, including two members of staff who are undergoing active surveillance at home for a 14-day period as a precautionary measure - following the advice of Public Health England".

Two drivers whom he came into contact with on the trips, as well as 240 other rider accounts were suspended for two weeks, BBC reported.

During a press conference on Tuesday, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said China's effort to contain the virus was the reason there have been so few global cases.

Uber told Business Insider that the account of the driver who transported the woman was "temporarily suspended".

Official suggestions from PHE states that anybody that presumes they have coronavirus ought to remain at residence, phone call NHS 111 as well as wait for transportation to the local healthcare facility evaluation vessel.

The patient was marked the first case of the deadly virus to hit London which could have devastating effects for the rest of the country.