Coronavirus case confirmed in Finchley and Golders Green, MP says

A man on the Jubilee line wearing a protective facemask. Picture: Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire

A man on the Jubilee line wearing a protective facemask. Picture: Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire - Credit: PA

According to Mike Freer MP, there has beeen a confirmed case of coronavirus in his Finchley and Golders Green constituency.

Mike Freer MP this week. Picture: Joshua Thurston

Mike Freer MP this week. Picture: Joshua Thurston - Credit: Archant

Mr Freer posted on Facebook on Wednesday night saying: "Constituents will be understandably worried to hear of a confirmed case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the constituency."

He also pointed the public to the online advice available from the NHS and Public Health England here.

As of Wednesday evening there had been 87 confirmed cases of the virus in the UK.

England's chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty is due to appear before the government's Health and Social Care Committee while the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), which is chaired by the Government's chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance, is also meeting on Thursday to discuss the situation.

At this stage no more is known about the particular case in north London.


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