Coronavirus now in Scotland

The first case of coronavirus has this evening been confirmed in Scotland.

It follows after a patient was diagnosed having recently travelled from Italy, the government has said.

The patient, from the Tayside area, tested positive and is receiving treatment in isolation in hospital. Details of people they have been in contact with since returning to the UK are being gathered.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “Scotland is well prepared for a significant outbreak.” 

The total number of cases in the UK is now 36, following 12 more people testing positive in England this weekend.

A reminder that the single best thing that can be done to fight outbreak, is to wash hands regularly and avoid touching faces, nose and eyes.

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