A man confirmed as Germany’s first case of the new virus that emerged in central China is believed to have been infected by a Chinese colleague who visited his workplace, authorities said.
Britons in the coronavirus-hit Chinese province of Hubei could be flown home as early as Thursday as the Foreign Office has warned against “all but essential travel” to the country.
Britons in the coronavirus-hit Chinese province of Hubei are expected to be flown home as early as Thursday.
Almost 100 people in the UK have tested negative for coronavirus, the Department of Health and Social Care has said.
A British citizen, isolated in Wuhan, China, has said he is too afraid to leave his flat for fear of infecting his nine-month-old daughter with the deadly coronavirus.
The coronavirus outbreak could last several months and its current course is unpredictable, scientists have said.
Hong Kong’s leader has announced that all rail links to mainland China will be cut starting Friday as fears grow about the spread of a new virus.
UK citizens stranded in Wuhan due to the coronavirus are being urged to contact the British consulate as part of repatriation plans.
People who have returned to the UK from coronavirus-hit Wuhan in China should “self-isolate” even if they have no symptoms, the Health Secretary has said.
Ministers are working to get Britons out of coronavirus-hit Hubei province in China, as Public Health England (PHE) acknowledged that the first UK case is likely to come from somebody already in the country.
Britons living in Wuhan have described efforts to return to normality despite the city of 11 million remaining on lockdown due to the deadly coronavirus.
Ministers are due to decide on Tuesday if Chinese tech firm Huawei should be allowed a place in the UK’s 5G network infrastructure.
Ministers are working to get Britons out of coronavirus-hit Hubei province in China, as Public Health England acknowledged that the first UK case is likely to come from somebody already in the country.
Petra Diamonds shares have dived after the company saw first-half revenues slide by 6%.
China has extended the Lunar New Year holiday in efforts to contain the coronavirus as the death toll rose to 81.
The death toll from the coronavirus has risen to 80, China’s National Health Commission has said.
More than 50 people have now been tested for coronavirus in the UK, according to the Department of Health, although all tests have returned negative.
The coronavirus outbreak has accelerated its spread in China with 56 deaths so far.
Britons trapped in the Chinese province at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak have been urged to leave the area if they are able to do so.
A doctor treating two Paris hospital patients for coronavirus has said the illness appears less serious than comparable outbreaks of the past and that the chances of a European epidemic are weak.
The Chinese president has described the accelerating spread of coronavirus as a grave situation, as cities from the outbreak’s epicentre in central China to Hong Kong scramble to contain an illness that has infected more than 1,200 people and killed 41.
The number of people tested for coronavirus in the UK has passed 30, but there are still no confirmed cases.
Health officials have teamed up with Border Force agents and airlines to try to track down around 2,000 people who have recently flown to the UK from the region of China most affected by the deadly coronavirus outbreak.
The FTSE 100 continued its rebound as the major European markets all shook off fears over the coronavirus.
China has expanded its lockdown against a deadly new virus to an unprecedented 36 million people and rushed to build a prefabricated hospital for victims as the outbreak cast a pall over Lunar New Year, the country’s biggest holiday.
Coronavirus tests on two patients in Scotland have come back negative, the country’s chief medical officer has said.
A Chicago woman has become the second US patient diagnosed with the new pneumonia-like virus from China, health officials announced.
China has said it is swiftly building a hospital dedicated to patients infected with a new virus that has killed 26 people and prompted unprecedented lockdowns of cities during the country’s most important holiday.
The deadly coronavirus could have a major impact on global tourism unless lessons are learned from previous epidemics, a senior industry figure has warned.
The Government’s Cobra emergency committee has met to discuss the threat to the UK from coronavirus as nine people wait to see if they have the virus.