Coronavirus UK LIVE: London Underground 'to spread virus' as more cases 'highly likely'

UK doctors have now warned the London Underground could be a hotbed for the spread of coronavirus.

The warning comes after a woman in London tested positive for the deadly disease, bringing the total number of UK cases to nine.

Public Health England bosses have now confirmed more cases are "highly likely" in the UK.

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  • TAXI DRIVER TESTS POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS

    A Japanese taxi driver in Tokyo has tested positive for the coronavirus after reportedly catching the disease from a passenger in the back of his cab.

    The customer appeared to be Chinese, NHK television added, quoting the Health Ministry.

  • CASES LEAP IN CHINA, SUGGESTING MUCH BIGGER CRISIS

    The Chinese province at the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak reported a record rise in deaths and thousands more cases, suggesting a much bigger crisis facing China and the world.

    Health officials in Hubei said 254 people had died from the flu-like virus on Wednesday, the fastest rise in the daily count since the pathogen was identified in December.

    That took total deaths in China from the newly discovered virus to 1,367, up 254 from the previous day, the National Health Commission said.

  • SINGAPORE LEG OF WORLD RUGBY SEVENS SERIES COULD BE POSTPONED

    The Singapore leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series which was due to take place between April 11 and 12 could be cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak.

    Meanwhile the Hong Kong event is also at risk.

  • CHINA REPORTS SURGE IN NEW VIRUS DEATHS

    China has reported 254 new daily deaths and a spike in new daily virus cases of 15,152 in the hardest-hit province of Hubei.

    The total deaths from the more than two-month-old outbreak as reported on the Chinese mainland today stood at 1,367, with the total number of confirmed cases mounting to 59,804.

    Many countries have implemented travel restrictions on recent visitors to China, which has more than 99 per cent of the worlds reported infections.

  • AUSTRALIA EXTENDS VIRUS BAN ON ARRIVALS FROM ALL OF CHINA

    Australia will maintain an entry ban on foreign nationals from mainland China for another week as it looks to limit exposure to its citizens from the coronavirus epidemic, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said today.

    The ban will be reviewed each week, Morrison said at a news conference in the capital of Canberra, and extends earlier travel restrictions put in place.

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