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31 Jan 2020

Two cases of coronavirus confirmed in UK

Home Affairs Correspondent

Two people from the same family have tested positive for the coronavirus – the first confirmed cases in the UK.

They’re now being treated in a specialist infectious disease unit in Newcastle.

Meanwhile 83 Britons evacuated from Wuhan – the Chinese city at the centre of the outbreak – have been taken to a hospital in Wirral where they’ll be quarantined for the next 14 days.