London subway could be breeding ground for coronavirus - United Kingdom doctors

Eight patients who tested positive for coronavirus released from UK hospital

Uber told Business Insider that the account of the driver who transported the woman was "temporarily suspended".

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Suspected cases of coronavirus are still being tested, including one mother who told the Sun that her baby son had come into contact with an infected doctor while being treated for a leg injury at Worthing Hospital.

She was identified with the virus Wednesday and transferred to Guys and St. Thomas Hospital, the report mentioned.

The summit was organised by Transport Times, which e-mailed attendees on Thursday to inform them that a person suffering from COVID-19 - the disease which is caused by the coronavirus - had been at the event.

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. The woman is the first recorded case of coronavirus in London. The woman flew into London from China and was tested after developing symptoms.

Ben Travis, the chief executive of branch of the National Health Service (NHS) trust that covers Lewisham, described what happened to the patient in a message to staff published by The Guardian.

"As further assessment was required, the patient was then taken to a dedicated isolation room in the emergency department".

London subway could be breeding ground for coronavirus - United Kingdom doctors

The outbreak has exposed "shortcomings", Xi acknowledged, adding that China needed to reform its public health and epidemic prevention and control systems.

The company said it has temporarily suspended the driver who took her to the hospital "out of an abundance of caution".

Public Health England, the national body that sets healthcare policy in the United Kingdom, said that the Uber driver had little chance of contracting the infection because he was not with the woman long enough, according to The Guardian.

Frequent hand washing with soap or gel, avoiding close contact with people who are ill and not touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands, can help cut the risk of infection.

Lewisham hospital on Thursday confirmed the unnamed patient had not followed public health officials' advice and had simply "self-presented" at its A&E unit last Sunday afternoon.

"Worryingly, people are more likely to share bad advice on social media, than good advice from trusted sources such as the NHS, Public Health England or the World Health Organisation".

A total of 44 more people on quarantined cruise ship the Diamond Princess in Japan have tested positive for Covid-19.

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