More people in the UK may need to isolate themselves in order to stop the spread of the deadly disease, warned the NHS chief executive, more than 80 people having been released from quarantine after 14 days of isolation.
Meanwhile, it appeared that the woman who is the ninth UK case of the virus took an Uber to A&E after developing symptoms of coronavirus, also known as Covid-19.
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Two staff at Lewisham Hospital in south London are now isolated from their homes after contacting the woman, who contracted the virus in China before returning to the UK.
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The patient attended the UK Bus Summit at the QEII Center in Westminster on February 6.
"While the degree of contact you may have had with the affair at the summit is unlikely to have been significant, we are taking a precautionary approach and informing you," the letter said.
The bus conference gathered around 250 delegates from the national bus and transportation industry.
Some 55,748 people are on treatment and 1,380 have died from the virus.
The latest assessment takes into account some deaths that had been counted twice in Hubei, the epicenter of the virus, said the health committee.
The Summer Olympics are scheduled to take place in Tokyo from July 24.
The first group of French nationals repatriated from China due to the coronavirus epidemic returned to the outside world after two weeks of quarantine.
None of the 181 people involved - who had been repatriated from Wuhan, the epicenter of the epidemic - were tested positive for the virus, local health officials said.
"There were no problems ... but people are happy that it is over," said Marc Zyltman, head of the Red Cross south of the seaside resort of Carry-Le-Rouet, where they were quarantined.
157 other people are still under quarantine in the south of France, 122 of whom will be allowed to return on February 16 and the others on February 23.
France has registered 11 cases of virus.
At least 1,716 health workers have been infected with the coronavirus and six of them have died, said China’s deputy minister of the National Health Commission, Zeng Yixin.
Zeng said the number of infected medical personnel is increasing.
Chinese authorities and hospitals have repeatedly noted a shortage of protective equipment such as face masks.