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Coronavirus may already be in UK – top doctor warns | UK News

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The deadly coronavirus that has killed 80 people in China is likely to already be in the UK, according to England’s director for health protection.

Dr Yvonne Doyle told Sky News: “The most likely place that we’re going to find a case is someone who is in the country already.”

And asked if there could be cases already in Britain, she said: “I would expect so.”

Dr Doyle added that the NHS is ready to tackle the virus, which has infected nearly 3,000 people, and a screening technique has been developed to detect it.

She also warned people should be keenly aware of personal hygiene, saying people should: “Use a tissue, throw it away, wash your hands.”

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