According to Sky News on March 1, three cases were confirmed in the UK on February 29 after the first case of new coronavirus infection in the UK was confirmed on February 28.
At present, the total number of confirmed cases in the UK has reached 23. Professor Chris Whitty, chief medical officer of England, said two of the three newly diagnosed patients had recently returned from Italy to the UK and the other from Asia.
In view of the current domestic epidemic situation in the UK, the UK government is making a responsive war plan. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered the creation of a war room in the cabinet, which will be composed of officials, scientists and communication experts, Sky News reported. In addition, the UK has ordered each government department to be led by a ministerial level official in response to the outbreak.
According to the preliminary provisions of the operation plan, once a large-scale outbreak occurs in the UK, the UK will take a series of measures to deal with it, such as temporary re employment of retired medical professionals, emergency personal safety insurance for medical staff, etc. The detailed battle plan will be announced in the next seven days.
In addition, Boris will hold a special meeting next Monday to discuss the response to the epidemic, which he also said in an interview with the media that the epidemic will pose a challenge to the UK in the next few weeks or months.
At present, the British health department has completed more than 10000 virus tests, with the exception of 23 confirmed negative.