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4 Feb 2020

UK government advises Britons in China to leave ‘to minimise virus risks’

Health and Social Care Correspondent

All Britons still in mainland China have been urged by the Foreign Office to leave, as coronavirus continues to claim more lives in the country. More than 400 people in China have now died from the flu-like illness, and the total number of cases is well over 20,000.

In a rare admission of failings, China’s top leadership has confessed to “shortcomings and deficiencies” in the country’s response to the deadly outbreak.