Those coming back to the UK From certain areas in Northern Italy must go on lockdown and self-isolate, according to the chief medical officer.
anyone returning from the north of but not including Pisa, Florence and Rimini, who do have flu-like symptoms must also lockdown and self-isolate.
This news in coming shortly after 7 deaths in Northern Italy were reported as of yesterday.
The government is now advising that anyone returning from these specified areas should remain indoors and try to avoid contact with any other people and even if they do not have symptoms, they should call NHS 111.
This could have an impact on those Britons returning from half-term skiing holidays.
13 people in the UK so far have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by Coronavirus; the latest four were travellers rescued from a cruise ship off of the coast of Japan called the Diamond Princess.
There are a total of 80,248 suspected and confirmed cases globally, according to the Johns Hopkins hospital and COVD-19 has been fatal in 2% of cases reported, the elderly and ill being the most vulnerable, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
It is reported that hundreds of tourists at a hotel in Tenerife are being tested after a confirmed case of the virus.
South Korean officials are currently investigating a possible link between a Christian sect and a spike of infections.
Two more people have died and people are being urged to stay at home in Iran, according to state media
Iran has denied the accusations of a cover-up over the new coronavirus disease, as the number of confirmed deaths there rose to 12
The ‘Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’ (CDC) in the US said there were 14 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the country.