Coronavirus: British man linked to 11 other cases 'fully recovered'

Steve Walsh

Mr Walsh was also linked with five more cases of coronavirus in the United Kingdom, including two doctors.

"I would like to thank the clinical team who treated Mr Walsh in hospital, as well as all the NHS staff who are working hard with other health organisations to limit the spread of coronavirus and treat the small numbers who have contracted the illness".

Since their diagnoses have been confirmed, dozens of people have been contacted by Public Health England and advised to self-isolate for 14 days.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Health said all services at the hospital, including surgery and outpatients, are operating normally.

Walsh travelled to his hometown of Hove, where he is thought to have attended a pub and potentially visited a medical clinic in neighbouring Brighton.

A sign is pictured on the door of the Deneway branch of the Warmdene Doctor's Surgery in Brighton.

On his way back to the United Kingdom from Singapore, he stopped off at a ski region in France, where five other Britons were subsequently infected with the virus, now also known as Covid-19.

He is now linked to other cases of the virus in Brighton and Hove - officially named yesterday by the World Health Organization as Covid-19.

"It's good to be back with my family and I would ask you please to respect our privacy from this point on".

Steve Walsh, 53, was discharged Wednesday from a London hospital after he was quarantined for the deadly virus, which he became infected with during his travels to Singapore, the Sun reported.

The Scouting Association confirmed to Yahoo UK Mr Walsh has not been to any scout meetings since his return to the UK.

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a press conference a name was decided that "did not refer to a geographical location, an animal, an individual or group of people, and which is also pronounceable and related to the disease".

Their direct contact with patients is thought to be limited to about 12 people, although they have come into contact with non-patients and other NHS staff. The 31-year-old was reportedly brought back to the United Kingdom two weeks ago after being extradited from Thailand.

In Brighton, Patcham Nursing Home said on Tuesday that it has "closed to all visitors" after one of the infected Global Positioning System visited a patient there about a week ago.

A spokeswoman for the care home said no-one was unwell and the closure was a precaution.

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



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