More than 50 people have now been tested for coronavirus in the UK, according to the Department of Health, although all tests have returned negative.
The coronavirus outbreak has accelerated its spread in China with 56 deaths so far.
Britons trapped in the Chinese province at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak have been urged to leave the area if they are able to do so.
A doctor treating two Paris hospital patients for coronavirus has said the illness appears less serious than comparable outbreaks of the past and that the chances of a European epidemic are weak.
The Chinese president has described the accelerating spread of coronavirus as a grave situation, as cities from the outbreak’s epicentre in central China to Hong Kong scramble to contain an illness that has infected more than 1,200 people and killed 41.
The number of people tested for coronavirus in the UK has passed 30, but there are still no confirmed cases.
Health officials have teamed up with Border Force agents and airlines to try to track down around 2,000 people who have recently flown to the UK from the region of China most affected by the deadly coronavirus outbreak.
The FTSE 100 continued its rebound as the major European markets all shook off fears over the coronavirus.
China has expanded its lockdown against a deadly new virus to an unprecedented 36 million people and rushed to build a prefabricated hospital for victims as the outbreak cast a pall over Lunar New Year, the country’s biggest holiday.
Coronavirus tests on two patients in Scotland have come back negative, the country’s chief medical officer has said.
A Chicago woman has become the second US patient diagnosed with the new pneumonia-like virus from China, health officials announced.
China has said it is swiftly building a hospital dedicated to patients infected with a new virus that has killed 26 people and prompted unprecedented lockdowns of cities during the country’s most important holiday.
The deadly coronavirus could have a major impact on global tourism unless lessons are learned from previous epidemics, a senior industry figure has warned.
The Government’s Cobra emergency committee has met to discuss the threat to the UK from coronavirus as nine people wait to see if they have the virus.
China has expanded lockdowns to at least 10 cities in a bid to contain the coronavirus outbreak.
The death toll in China’s coronavirus outbreak has risen to 26 with 830 cases confirmed, the country’s National Health Commission said on Friday.
More than a dozen people in the UK have been tested for coronavirus, as the Health Secretary said there is an “increased likelihood” of cases occurring.
Five people are being tested for suspected coronavirus in Scotland, according to the Scottish Government.
Universities across the UK say they are monitoring the coronavirus outbreak, as one institution warned students thinking of heading home for the Chinese New Year that they would face being quarantined on their return.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said it is “too early” to declare an international public health emergency over the coronavirus outbreak as six people are tested for the illness in the UK.