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China: Coronavirus

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL639, tabled on 21 January 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of China regarding the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan.

Answered on

30 January 2020

The Foreign Secretary spoke to his Chinese counterpart on 28 January about the coronavirus. The British Government is liaising directly with our international partners and the Chinese authorities through our Embassy in Beijing.

To date there have been no cases of British nationals confirmed with the virus. We are liaising directly with Public Health England, who currently assess the threat to the UK to be low. Based on the emerging evidence regarding case numbers, potential sources, and human to human transmission, we have advised against all travel to Hubei Province.