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Health officials were bracing for more cases in the city of nine million, and were attempting to find relatives and acquaintances of the woman who may have come in contact with her since her infection.

The virus-carrier was just one of 250 delegates at the UK Bus Summit at the QEII Centre in on February 6, which was gone to by Boris Johnson's Buses Minister, Baroness Vere of Norbiton.

Public Health England (PHE) confirmed on Wednesday it has traced and advised all close contacts of the two Global Positioning System, including about 12 patients.

She also did not call the NHS 111 advice service, which has been recommended to those who think they are developing symptoms of the virus.

Reports on social media suggested the person thought they may have coronavirus.

The first coronavirus patient in London travelled in an Uber to turn up unannounced at A&E department of a hospital. Our priority is to keep our riders, drivers and employees safe.

Transport Times, the organiser of the conference, sent an email on Thursday afternoon to attendees informing them that a person confirmed to have coronavirus had been at the event.

'We have informed our staff of this and continue to follow all the latest public health guidance'.


The World Health Organization has named the disease caused by the virus as COVID-19, avoiding any animal or geographic designation to avoid stigmatization and to show the illness comes from a new coronavirus discovered in 2019.

Meanwhile, more than 80 people who stayed in accommodation at Arrowe Park Hospital in Wirral for two weeks have left after testing negative for the new strain of coronavirus.

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 tweeted: "I'm feeling completely well but to be extra-cautious I'm cancelling my public engagements until 20th February".

The woman was transferred from Lewisham Hospital to a National Health Specialist (NHS) center at Guys and St Thomas' Hospital.

The first patient to be diagnosed with coronavirus in London arrived at Lewisham hospital in an Uber, it has been confirmed. "Any patients that have the symptoms should call 111 and not come to the practice".

Dr Michael Head from the University of Southampton added: 'It should also be noted that of the 1,750 tests carried out so far in the United Kingdom, over 99 per cent of those tested have been negative for the coronavirus.

The total number of deaths worldwide has passed 1,100, with the overall number of cases near 45,000. Two of those are Britons, taking the number of Britons on the ship diagnosed with coronavirus to three.

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