British prime minister, BORIS JOHNSON, declears coronavirus serious imminent threat to public health febuary 10 2020, Agency Reports.
Britian on monday declared the new coronavirus a serious and imminent threat to public health , giving the government additional powers to isolate those suspected of being infected.
A Britain has recorded four case of coronavirus so far while British nationals, who have been flown back from Wuhan, the chinese city where the epidemic broke out are being quarantined for 14 days.
The virus has killed more than 900 people, all but two in mainland china, and has spread to at least 27 countries and territories.
Britain’s health ministry said new measure were aimed at delaying or preventing further transmission of the coronavirus.
“We are strengthening our regulations so we can keep individuals in supported isolation for their own safety and if pubilc health professionals consider they may be at risk of spreading the virus to other members of the public”. a health ministry sporkesman said.
Arrow park Hospital, near Liverpool in northen England, and Kents Hill park, in Miltion Keynes,
have been designated as isolation facilities.
The death toll of 97 on sunday was the largest in a single day since the outbreak was detected in december.
it has been link to a market selling animals in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei peovince.
A team of expert headed by the world health organization (WHO) was flying into Beijing on monday to help assess the latest outbreak.
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