The Department of Health and Social Care has just confirmed that a further patient has tested positive for the coronavirus.
This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the UK to three patients.
A spokesperson for the DHSC added that the patient did not acquire the virus in the UK.
Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer, said:
“The patient is being transferred to a specialist NHS centre, and we are using robust infection control measures to prevent any further spread of the virus.
“The NHS is well prepared to manage these cases and we are now working quickly to identify any contacts the patient had”.
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