UK: 'Risk of coronavirus in Scotland low' — First Minister Sturgeon

In the wake of four people being tested in Scotland for possible infection with the coronavirus, the Scottish First Minister stated that the risk of the virus in the country was low. The remarks were made at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh on Thursday. «I should say that the risk to the public here in Scotland and indeed the UK is currently classified as low, but obviously that is kept under... Еще review. Health Protection Scotland are liaising with NHS boards and are currently in daily contact with Public Health England. We're also liaising daily with colleagues in the UK Department of Health. We're also paying very close attention to the decisions and the advice that comes from the World Health Organisation,» stated Sturgeon. Sturgeon also reassured that monitoring measures were being implemented for flights from Wuhan to Heathrow and that they will still considering whether further information could be provided to Scottish airports. «This is obviously an evolving situation which we will monitor extremely closely, and the Health Secretary or I will ensure that Parliament is appropriately updated in the days and weeks to come,» she added. There are 570 confirmed cases of the newly emerging coronavirus, which has killed at least 17 people, with cases spreading in China and as well as to South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand and recently the US. An outbreak of a respiratory illness caused by the newly emerging coronavirus — also known as 2019-nCoV — was first reported in the city of 11 million people of Wuhan, in December 2019. Mandatory credit: Scottish Parliament Mandatory credit: Scottish Parliament

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