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Two more coronavirus cases confirmed in England

Image copyright AFP Image caption A specialist centre at the Royal Free Hospital, London, is treating one of the new patients Two more patients have tested positive for coronavirus in England, bringing the total number of UK cases to 15.They have been transferred to specialist NHS infection centres in Liverpool and London, the Department of…

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A specialist centre at the Royal Free Hospital, London, is treating one of the new patients

Two more patients have tested positive for coronavirus in England, bringing the total number of UK cases to 15.They have been transferred to specialist NHS infection centres in Liverpool and London, the Department of Health said.The virus was passed on while they were in Italy and Tenerife, said England’s chief medical officer Prof Chris Whitty.Ministers have said they expect more cases to emerge.The new patients are being treated at specialist centres at the Royal Free Hospital, London, and the Royal Liverpool Hospital. The BBC understands that the person who contracted the virus in Tenerife is from Derbyshire, and that a school in the county has closed because of the case.It is not clear which part of the UK the other person is from. They contracted the virus in northern Italy.Italy now has more than 400 cases of coronavirus with authorities there reporting that 12 people have died.And in Tenerife, 168 Britons have been told to isolate themselves at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel.

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Some people in London have been wearing facemasks on public transport

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