WORLD UK confirms two new coronavirus cases

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UK confirms two new coronavirus cases

By Qiang Wei | People's Daily app

17:59, February 27, 2020

London (People's Daily) - Two new cases of coronavirus infection were confirmed in the UK, bringing the total number to 15. Among the total confirmed cases, 8 of them had been discharged.

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A woman wearing a mask leaves the Son Espases University Hospital in Palma de Mallorca where a British man has been diagnosed with coronavirus, on February 9, 2020. (Photo: AFP)

England's chief medical officer Chris Whitty said the two new patients caught the virus while they were in Italy and Tenerife.

Last week was the half-term break for students in the UK. This week, more than 10 schools had been closed over fears that students and staff may have been exposed to coronavirus after traveling abroad during the vacation.

Meanwhile, some UK hospitals and GPs started to test flu patients for coronavirus. The tests will provide an "early warning" if the virus is spreading, said Paul Cosford of Public Health England.

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