One of Britain’s nine confirmed coronavirus cases attended a Westminster bus conference just a stone’s throw from Parliament, it was revealed today.

The virus-carrier was reportedly one of 250 delegates at the UK Bus Summit at the QEII Centre on February 6, whose star speaker was Boris Johnson’s Buses Minister, Baroness Vere of Norbiton. 

MailOnline understands the coronavirus patient who attended the conference was not the most recent case – a Chinese woman who took an Uber to A&E at Lewisham Hospital in south London on Sunday night.  

The patient’s presence in central London at a packed conference will spark fears among the hundreds of people there from the transport industry amid growing public anxiety about the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. 

Doctors have warned London’s status as a transport hub could exacerbate the spread of the highly contagious illness which can survive on door knobs and train handrails for hours and spreads via people’s breath.

The summit’s speakers included Baroness Vere, who posed with an all-electric bus outside the QEII Centre, which is around 100 yards from Westminster Underground Station.

Also in attendance were David Brown, chief executive of bus company Go-Ahead, Nottingham South MP Lilian Greenwood and Gareth Powell, 리니지프리서버추천 head of Transport for London’s bus network.

Last night it emerged that more than 750 British patients were tested for coronavirus in one day as panic over the outbreak intensified across the country. Almost 65,000 patients around the world have now caught the virus and nearly 1,400 have died. 

Other developments in the coronavirus outbreak today include:

China reported another spike in deaths and cases yesterday with 121 succumbing to the virus and 5,090 people catching it  

The family of eight-month-old James Adlam, from Worthing, West Sussex, 리니지프리서버홍보 will find out today if the toddler has coronavirus 

A United Airlines flight was grounded on the runway at Heathrow after a passenger was suspected of having the illness

More than 1,700 frontline medics were infected with coronavirus in Wuhan yesterday as health bosses grapple with shortage of masks and protective gear

Top scientists have ruled out the coronavirus was engineered, dispelling rumours the virus had escaped from a lab

Passengers on a cruise ship denied entry to five different countries have been allowed to disembark in Cambodia

Dentists in the UK are set to run out of face masks by next week because panic buying from manufacturers in China   

The Church of England will incorporate precautions at services to reduce the risk of infection – including refraining from shaking hands and sharing food and drink

The virus-carrier was reportedly one of 250 delegates at the UK Bus Summit at the QEII Centre on February 6 (Boris Johnson ‘s Buses Minister, Baroness Vere of Norbiton speaks at the summit)

The conference was held just yards from Parliament and 리니지프리서버순위 was attended by David Brown, chief executive of bus company Go-Ahead, Nottingham South MP Lilian Greenwood and Gareth Powell, head of Transport for London’s bus network

The summit’s speakers included Baroness Vere, who posed with an all-electric bus outside the QEII Centre, which is around 100 yards from Westminster Underground Station

All attendees at the UK Bus Summit have been emailed warning them that someone at the summit had the killer disease, according to the Financial Times.

Attached was a letter from Public Health England (PHE) telling anyone who develops flu-like symptoms to self-isolate at home and call the NHS’ 111 helpline. 

The email said: ‘While the degree of contact you may have had with the case at the summit is unlikely to have been significant, we are taking a precautionary approach and informing you.’ 

RELATED ARTICLES

Previous

1

Next

Coronavirus panic in the capital: Fears over UBER that… Mother, 28, whose sick eight-month-old son was treated by… China admits it has no idea how many people in Wuhan have… Foreigners trapped in Wuhan are living in ‘total terror’…

Share this article

Share 73 shares