The number of people killed in China by the new coronavirus has risen to 82, including the first reported death in the capital, Beijing – a city of over 20 million.
The prime minister Boris Johnson said the government was doing “everything we can” to help Britons in coronavirus-hit Hubei province while those returning from Wuhan were told to “self-isolate” even if they have no symptoms.
While plans were underway to get British nationals out of the region, Public Health England acknowledged that the first UK case is likely to come from somebody already in the country.
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