Britain says has found ninth case of coronavirus in the country

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In a separate statement, NHS strategic incident director, Professor Keith Willett, announced that Steven Walsh, a businessman linked to 11 cases of coronavirus, has made a full recovery and now been discharged from the hospital.

According to Financial Times, a woman who picked up the virus in China, was diagnosed in UK's largest population centre on Wednesday, February 12, 2020.

Steve Walsh was treated at the specialist infectious diseases unit at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in London, but has now been given the all-clear. BBNaija's Tacha Secretly Getting Married?

There are still no confirmed or suspected cases of coronavirus in New Zealand, the Director-General of Health says.

The China-born virus, officially called COVID-19 by the World Health Organisation, was detected in South London on Wednesday, bringing the total number of infected people in the United Kingdom to nine.

Kharn Lambert, one of the quarantined patients in Merseyside, said ahead of the release: "I'm ecstatic and I'm so happy that everyone has come back with negative test results". "I want to give a big thank you to the NHS [National Health Service] who have been great throughout and my thoughts are with everyone around the world who continues to be affected by the virus".

After cases are confirmed, officials trace the patient's contacts for people who potentially became infected, as well.

All of the group - who had signed a contract agreeing to the quarantine period - have tested negative for the virus.

Of the nine people so far diagnosed with coronavirus in Britain, two are Global Positioning System.

Officials know that the pair worked at a nursing home, Worthing Hospital A&E and two GP practices between them.

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Meanwhile, in Brighton, pupils at several schools have been told they could stay at home after reports some teachers and families feared they had come into contact with the virus.

Of the 44,730 cases in China, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed 33,366 were in the Hubei Province, where Wuhan is located.

The number of infected across China rose to almost 60,000, while there are now 1,355 confirmed deaths from the virus, with 242 fatalities in the last 24 hours. The vast majority of infections and deaths have been on mainland China.

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