Latest Pharmacy News: UK confirms ninth case of coronavirus

Laverne Higgins
February 14, 2020

It is understood that she is being kept in isolation at the Guy's and St Thomas' hospital.

The company said it has temporarily suspended the driver who took her to the hospital "out of an abundance of caution".

All attendees at the UK Bus Summit have been emailed warning them that someone at the summit had the killer disease, according to the Financial Times.

The news comes after a woman with who contracted the coronavirus turned up to Lewisham hospital in an Uber.

The email said: 'While the degree of contact you may have had with the case at the summit is unlikely to have been significant, we are taking a precautionary approach and informing you'.

The patient is the ninth confirmed case of the virus in the UK. However, Robin Thompson, from Oxford University, told Sky News generally, the risk is higher in an area that's densely populated.

Earlier this week a British coronavirus "super spreader", who may have infected almost a dozen other people, was released from a London hospital after recovering from the deadly virus he picked up while in Singapore.

Yesterday early morning paramedics in hazmat matches showed up to a level in Paddington, main London, after an individual reported signs.

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He said: "We give a bad, bad message for the new generation, for our kids, to just count the victor , the trophies to win".


Dave Smith, the chair of the Royal College of Nursing's Emergency Care Association, said: "It's worrying to hear that the public aren't following Public Health England advice about phoning NHS 111 to seek advice, and therefore putting other members of the public and NHS staff at risk of contracting coronavirus".

A GP surgery in Islington has also been closed over fears of the virus.

The Ferns Medical Practice in Farnham, Surrey, is said to be undertaking a deep clean after a patient had come in after visiting "one of the affected coronavirus areas".

Some 2,512 individuals in Britain have actually been examined because last month. "The patient was later discharged and taken home by London ambulance service".

On Wednesday the test came back positive setting off a chain of events.

"One further patient in England has tested positive for novel coronavirus (Covid-19), bringing the total number of cases in the United Kingdom to nine", Chris Whitty, chief medical officer for England, said in a statement.

She did not arrive by ambulance or her ownprivate vehicle and went straight to the A&E reception desk to report her symptoms - both clear breaches of guidance aimed at stopping the spread of the virus.

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