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US News MP self-isolates after attending same conference as coronavirus patient

16:35  14 february  2020
16:35  14 february  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

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Image caption A person with coronavirus was at a conference at the QEII centre in Westminster last Health officials have contacted hundreds of people who attended a conference in London, after it In addition to the patient being treated at St Thomas' Hospital in London, the UK's coronavirus

After the conference , the Briton travelled to the French ski resort of Les Contamines-Montjoie near It was only after being informed by the conference organisers that another delegate had contracted Public Health England (PHE) said another patient in the UK had tested positive after the virus was

a group of people in front of a building: The conference was held at London's QEII Centre © Getty The conference was held at London's QEII Centre One of the people diagnosed with coronavirus in the UK attended a conference near parliament last week along with about 250 other delegates - including a Labour MP.

The patient, who has not been named, attended the UK Bus Summit at Westminster's QEII Centre in central London on 6 February.

The event was described as the "premier bus event covering all parts of the UK".

Speakers and attendees included "key decision makers in government from around the UK" as well as bus and coach industry representatives.

Among the speakers listed were buses minister, Baroness Vere; junior transport minister, Nusrat Ghani - who lost her job in this week's government reshuffle; and various managing directors of bus firms.

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Members of a yoga class attended by a coronavirus patient at the Cornerstone Community Staff who were on shift that night have been told to self - isolate . Patcham Nursing Home in the The advice came four days after one conference -goer was quarantined in Asia over fears of having the virus.

Mr Walsh contracted the coronavirus at a work conference in Singapore, before travelling to a French ski resort for a holiday on his way back to the UK. He added: "I was advised to attend an isolated room at hospital, despite showing no symptoms, and subsequently self - isolated at home as instructed.

Labour MP Alex Sobel revealed he was also among the attendees of the summit and is now self-isolating himself.

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"Whilst I have been informed that I am at very low risk, I have called 111 to be formally assessed," he said.

"As a precaution, we have cancelled all engagements until next Thursday when the 14-day potential incubation period will end."

a man wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera: Labour MP Alex Sobel is self-isolating after attending the summit © N/A Labour MP Alex Sobel is self-isolating after attending the summit The summit was organised by Transport Times, which emailed 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.

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The Financial Times reported Transport Times sent the email on the instruction of Public Health England (PHE).

It also included a letter from PHE which told conference attendees to take no action if they were well but to stay indoors, avoid contact with others and call NHS 111 if they developed symptoms such as a fever or cough.

"While the degree of contact you may have had with the case at the summit is unlikely to have been significant, we are taking a precautionary approach and informing you," the letter said, as reported by the newspaper.

Dr Yimmy Chow, consultant in health protection at PHE, said: "One of our main priorities has been to identify any people who we think have been in close contact with confirmed cases of COVID-19 to provide public health advice, as they may be at slightly increased risk of catching the virus.

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Meanwhile, a nurse who went into self - isolation after showing symptoms after sustained contact I have heard from people who have self - isolated themselves after becoming ill after returning from In addition to the patient being treated in London, the UK's nine coronavirus cases include two Chinese

"While the degree of contact conference delegates may have had with the case is unlikely to have been significant, we have taken a precautionary approach and informed them of the situation."

It is said the case is not linked to the ninth patient with coronavirus in the UK - a woman from China who took an Uber to A&E after she developed symptoms.

NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens said on Thursday many more people in the UK may need to self-isolate to stop the spread of the virus.

A Channel 4 employee is among those being tested in the UK for coronavirus after feeling unwell following a trip to Asia within the last month.

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"As a precautionary measure they decided to seek medical advice and, in line with the latest public health advice regarding the coronavirus, they were taken to hospital for a precautionary test," a Channel 4 spokesperson said.

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

There is now a total of 64,456 suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide.

Of these cases, 63,862 are in mainland China. There have been 1,384 deaths from COVID-19.

The figures have been collated by Johns Hopkins University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering.

More than 1,700 Chinese medical workers have been infected by the virus.

Six of the workers have died, said Zeng Yixin, vice director of China's National Health Commission.

Vietnam is monitoring more than 5,000 Chinese workers - who returned to the country after the Lunar New Year holiday - for signs of coronavirus, state media reported.

The southeast Asian country, which neighbours China, declared a public health emergency over the epidemic at the beginning of the month and has banned all flights to and from China.

Sixteen people in Vietnam have tested positive for the virus.

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Another plane will be sent to China to collect British nationals as the coronavirus continues to spread, Sky News understands. Earlier, the Foreign Office advised the 30,000 British nationals thought to be in China, where the virus originated, to leave if they are able to.It warned that, as the Chinese government tightens travel restrictions in an effort to stop the virus spreading, departure options "may become harder to access".British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have since suspended UK-China flights.

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