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Coronavirus LIVE: Total UK cases hit 15 as two more Brits test positive for Covid-19

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VIRUS FEARS

TWO new cases of Coronavirus have been confirmed in the UK as they caught the deadly bug in Italy and Tenerife.

A parent at a primary school in Derbyshire is also 'confirmed' to have contracted Covid-19 leading the school to close.

Pupils at Prince George and and Princess Charlotte's school have self-isolated after returning from Coronavirus-hit northern Italy.

Follow our coronavirus live blog below to stay up to date with the latest news and updates.

  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop 's avatarLottie Tiplady-Bishop4 minutes ago27th February 2020

    CORONAVIRUS SPREADS FASTER THAN SARS AND EBOLA

    A new animation capturing the frighteningly fast spread of coronavirus shows how the killer flu outpaces past deadly epidemics.

    t shows that initially, the Covid-19 outbreak was slower than Ebola, swine flu and SARS – which is also a type of coronavirus.

    However, 41 days into each respective outbreak, Ebola had infected 243 people, 520 had been sickened with swine flu and 3,600 had SARS.

    By comparison, the new coronavirus outbreak had more than 41,700 cases worldwide by Day 41.

    The animation, created by production company Abacada, was uploaded to YouTube on February 12.

    Since then Covid-19 cases have risen to more than 82,000 globally with 2,800 people dying from the illness.

    The new virus is part of the same family of coronaviruses as both SARS and MERS.

    By the time SARS was contained in May 2004, it had claimed the lives of 774 people and sickened 8,098 – a mortality of 10 per cent.

    Meanwhile, there have been a reported 2,518 MERS cases with 866 deaths since its emergence in 2012 with a mortality rate of 34 per cent.

    The video also compares the new coronavirus to the Ebola outbreak which hit West Africa in 2014.

  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop 's avatarLottie Tiplady-Bishop14 minutes ago27th February 2020

    YET ANOTHER BRIT SCHOOL SHUT AFTER PARENT DIAGNOSED WITH CORONAVIRUS

    One of the two new Brit coronavirus cases is a parent at a Derbyshire primary school.

    Burbage Primary School in Buxom has shut its doors, warnings parents and pupils over Whatsapp last night to stay away.

    The school will now undergo a thorough deep clean in a bid to halt the bug's spread.

    Burbage Primary School's head Anthony Tierney said: “We are shut, it is just a precaution. I can’t say anything more at the moment.”

  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop 's avatarLottie Tiplady-Bishop19 minutes ago27th February 2020

    PUPILS AT PRINCESS CHARLOTTE & PRINCE GEORGE'S SCHOOL IN SELF ISOLATION

    A number of students at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's kid's school are undergoing self-isolation after coronavirus fears.

    Four pupils from Thomas's Battersea are currently in quarantine while they wait for test results.

    They were told to self isolation after returning from a trip abroad.

    The school is one of more than 40 affected by coronavirus.

  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop 's avatarLottie Tiplady-Bishop41 minutes ago27th February 2020

    TWO NEW CASES OF CORONAVIRUS IN UK

    Two more people have tested positive for coronavirus in England with 15 now infected with the deadly bug.

    The two coronavirus patients have been transferred to two specialist treatment centres in London and Liverpool.

    England's Chief Medical officer, Chris Whitty said the virus was transferred after they came into contact with it in Italy and Tenerife.

    It comes as the UK government braces for more cases to emerge.

  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop 's avatarLottie Tiplady-Bishop18 hours ago26th February 2020

    BBC'S NICK ROBINSON TESTED FOR KILLER FLU AND C4'S JON SNOW IN ISOLATION

    The BBC's Nick Robinson has been tested for coronavirus, while Channel 4 newsreader Jon Snow is in isolation after they returned from Vietnam and Iran.

    Nick Robinson faces a 48-hour wait in quarantine as he awaits test results.

    And yesterday Snow announced he would be in isolation after reporting in Iran – which has had the highest number of virus deaths outside of China.

    He said he wasn't showing any symptoms but had taken the precaution to stay in self-isolation to be safe.