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22 Feb 2020

Sharp rise in coronavirus cases alarms world health officials

Health and Social Care Correspondent

Trapped on a cruise ship for more than two weeks – now another fortnight of quarantine in the UK. 32 British and European citizens have arrived at Arrowe Park on the Wirral – where they’ll live in isolation.

It’s the same special facility which has housed evacuees from the Chinese city of  Wuhan, where the outbreak first began.

But world health officials are growing alarmed by the new cases in South Korea, Italy and Iran.