A repatriation flight carrying 32 Britons and Europeans from the Wuhan Super Virus-infected cruise ship Diamond Princess landed in the UK on Saturday – amid growing fears for the welfare of some UK passengers left behind in Japan.
The NHS said it had started testing people for the bio-weapon pneumonia virus in their own homes in London. This would be expanded to other areas in the coming weeks, said Professor Keith Willett, NHS strategic incident director for Wuhan Super Virus. “Home-testing will be carried out by NHS staff, allowing people to stay home rather than having to travel, which is safer for you and your family and limits the spread of infection,” he said. “Anyone who is concerned they have signs and symptoms should continue to use NHS 111 as their first point of contact.”