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UK confirms two cases of coronavirus

England's Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty confirmed on Friday that there are two cases of coronavirus in the United Kingdom, members of the same family who came to visit from the Chinese province of Wuhan where the disease spread had started.

Witty said that "patients are receiving specialist NHS care, and we are using tried and tested infection control procedures to prevent further spread of the virus." He added that NHS is well prepared and has "robust infection control measures in place to respond immediately."

The Department of Health didn't want to reveal where in England the patients were but it is understood that they are not in the Wirral area, where a special facility is set up in order to quarantine Britons evacuated from Wuhan.

Breaking the News / TF