Government calls emergency crisis meeting over 'highly likely' UK Coronavirus outbreak

14 people in the UK have been tested for the virus, with five given the all-clear and nine still awaiting results

The Government has called an emergency crisis meeting to discuss the threat the Coronavirus poses to the UK - after Public Health England (PHE) warned that an outbreak is 'highly likely'.

It comes as 41 million people in China have been put on lockdown and the most popular section of the Great Wall of China closed to visitors. 

A Cobra meeting will...
source: Devon Live

2020-01-24 15:56
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