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Coronavirus: with 3 more cases confirmed how prepared is the UK for the virus? – BBC News

Three more people have tested positive in the UK for coronavirus – with Northern Ireland confirming its first case tonight. All of them were infected after travelling to Italy or Tenerife. They’re now being treated at specialist NHS infection centres.

To date more than seven and a half thousand people in the UK have been tested for the virus 16 were positive. Eight of them have now been discharged from hospital. But with more cases expected to emerge, the Government is set to launch a new public health campaign.

Fears about the impact the virus could have on the global economy has caused markets to plunge today. We hear about the reaction from Wall Street

Coronavirus has now spread to 50 countries and reached every continent except Antarctica. Worldwide, there have been more than 82 thousand cases and two thousand eight hundred deaths – almost all of them in Hubei in China, the province where the outbreak began. We have been speaking to one doctor on the frontline in Wuhan.

Featuring reports by Health Editor, Hugh Pym, North America Business Correspondent, Michelle Fleury and China Correspondent, John Sudworth as part of the BBC News at Ten’s coverage of the coronavirus outbreak

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