Fears deadly coronavirus may have reached the UK, as two Chinese tourists were taken to hospital in Scotland

The patients flew into London last week

Coronavirus may have reached the UK as two Chinese travellers have been taken to hospital in Scotland with flu-like symptoms.

The unidentified patients are thought to be from Wuhan, the city at the heart of the outbreak which has killed 17 people and potentially infected thousands.

Tests have so far failed to rule out coronavirus. The patients – who are in isolation – are being treated at Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

The Daily Record reports the patients flew in to London last week, before making their way to Scotland. It is unsure if they are related.

It comes as pressure grows on ministers to do more to protect the public, as fears grow the never-before-seen virus will reach British soil. Health Secretary Matt Hancock sought to reassure the public today as he addressed MPs about the killer outbreak.

source dailymail.co.uk