A man has been rushed to hospital in Belfast, Ireland, after showing symptoms of the deadly disease.
He is the fifth person in the Uk to display signs of the virus which is sweeping across China, another four people are hospitals in Scotland. The World Health Organisation (WHO) is expected to declare a public health emergency of international concern in response to the coronavirus outbreak which appears to have originated in eastern China within the next hour.
The disease has killed 17 people and infected nearly 600, with cases detected in countries including the US, Japan and South Korea as increased precautions are taken to prevent the virus spreading during the busy Lunar New Year.
More to follow…