As the coronavirus continues to spread in China and beyond, governments across the world will attempt to keep track of who is carrying the virus in a bid to slow down the infection rate. Techniques include contact tracing and thermal scanning – but as we find out from speaking to Freya Jephcott, a researcher of outbreaks of unknown origins, there is no perfect solution.
If you're diagnosed with Covid-19, it's the job of 'contact tracers' to find out who else you might have infected. Here's how they work.
Chinese students contribute billions of pounds to the UK but universities are concerned about the impact of the virus.
A&E trolley wait times are the worst on record while violence against women and girls is at its highest level in a decade.
The Vossi Bop rapper has postponed the Asian leg of his Heavy Is The Head tour.
The Ritchie Street Health Centre in north London is closed until Friday.
The patient caught the virus while in China and is being treated at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospital, health authorities said.
The human cost of the coronavirus outbreak in China continues to grow, but what will the economic cost be? China has the second largest GDP and one of the fastest-growing economies so the financial impact of the outbreak is likely to be felt around the world. We speak to economist Dr Jan Knoerich from King’s College London about just how big a shockwave this is likely to cause and what it means for the UK’s economy.
Speaking to Today on BBC Radio 4, John Oxford also dismissed the common provision of people wearing masks as a “total diversion”.
Boris Johnson said the UK should be “confident and calm” as number of cases in UK rises.