Coronavirus news: NHS says more people may need to self-isolate as Labour MP to be tested for deadly virus

Samuel Osborne
REUTERS

The coronavirus outbreak shows no sign of slowing after more than 5,000 new cases were reported.

More people in the UK may need to self-isolate in a bid to stop the spread of the deadly disease, the chief executive of the NHS warned as more than 80 people were allowed to leave quarantine following 14 days in isolation.

Meanwhile, it emerged the woman who is the UK’s ninth case of the virus took an Uber to A&E after she developed symptoms of coronavirus, also known as Covid-19.

Two staff from Lewisham hospital, in south London, are now in isolation at home after coming into contact with the woman, who contracted the virus in China before flying back to the UK.