Coronavirus: First British death – BBC News

The latest UK case of coronavirus is the first to be contracted within the country rather than abroad. The man walked into a GP surgery in Surrey, in the south of England, feeling unwell. It came as another patient, who’d been quarantined on a cruise ship in Japan, became the first Briton to die from the illness. The respiratory disease, which causes pneumonia-like symptoms, has infected almost 84,000 people in more than 50 countries.

Hugh Pym, the BBC Health Editor reports on developments in the spread of coronavirus in the UK and globally. Plus we look at the the impact on businesses and answer your questions about the virus, and how to prevent it spreading.

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