MULTIPLE countries including the US have imposed further travel restrictions as the first death is announced in the US.
Fears of a Surrey super-spreader have emerged as three more cases are announced in the UK bringing the total up to 23.
Italy has now surpassed 1100 cases and the Pope has cancelled three days of events due to a mysterious illness.
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FOREIGN SECRETARY RAAB TESTS NEGATIVE
UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has tested negative for COVID-19 after feeling unwell earlier in week.
Raab self-isolated earlier this week. He worked from home for one day and was back in the office the following day after the negative test.
CORONAVIRUS IN THE COTSWOLDS
Public Health England has confirmed that one of the 23 UK cases of COVID-19 came from the Cotswolds and got the bug while holidaying in northern Italy.
PHE is hunting down anyone who was in close contact with the patient.
Centre director for Public Health England South West, Debra Lapthorne, said: “Close contacts will be given health advice about symptoms and emergency contact details to use if they become unwell in the 14 days after contact with the confirmed case.”
IRELAND ANNOUNCES FIRST CORONAVIRUS CASE
The first case of coronavirus has been announced in the Irish Republic
A male in the eastern part of the island has been confirmed according to Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan.
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WASHINGTON STATE IN STATE OF EMERGENCY
The Governor of Washington State has declared state of emergency over coronavirus moments after Trump played down the threat facing the US.
Reports state that the first death in the US from coronavirus was a woman in her 50's at a long-term care facility in Kirkland.
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