Coronavirus: UK conference attendees warned over case

A woman wears a face mask in Chinatown in London, Britain, 04 February 2020. London"s Chinatown is feeling the impact of the Coronavirus as restaurants are seeing a down in customers following the confirmation of new coronavirus cases in the UK.Image copyrightEPA
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Health officials have contacted hundreds of conference attendees in London, after it emerged one of them was later diagnosed with coronavirus.

The person, who has not been identified, was at the UK Bus Summit at the QEII Conference Centre last week.

Two Labour MPs who were also at the conference said they were well but cancelling public engagements until 20 February as a precaution.

So far, nine people in the UK have tested positive for the virus.

MP Lilian Greenwood – a former chair of the transport select committee – spoke at the 6 February conference in Westminster, which was attended by about 250 people from the bus and transport industry.