Coronavirus: NHS staff get power to keep patients in isolation as UK declares “serious threat”

  title={Coronavirus: NHS staff get power to keep patients in isolation as UK declares “serious threat”},
  author={Elisabeth Mahase},
The UK government has declared that the incidence or transmission of the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV constitutes a serious and imminent threat to public health. The announcement means that England’s health secretary, Matt Hancock, can enact regulations to ensure that the public is “protected as far as possible from the transmission of the virus.” This includes designating Arrowe Park Hospital, Merseyside, and the Kents Hill Park hotel and conference centre, Milton Keynes, as isolation… 
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