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First case of coronavirus infection confirmed in London

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The first confirmed case of coronavirus COVID-19 infection was registered in London, Sky News reported on February 12 .

“The patient is undergoing treatment for the coronavirus COVID-19 at the Guy and St. Thomas Hospital in southern London,” the channel said on Twitter.

In the UK, this is the ninth confirmed case of virus infection.

On February 10, British airline British Airways extended the suspension of flights to Beijing and Shanghai until March 31 in connection with the coronavirus epidemic. Another British airline, Virgin Atlantic, announced to passengers that their tickets to or through the PRC from January 22 to the end of February will be rebooked.

An outbreak of pneumonia caused by a new type of coronavirus occurred in Wuhan, China, at the end of December 2019. The disease quickly spread to other countries.

As of February 12, more than 44.6 thousand people became infected with the infection, 1113 became victims of the disease.

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