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Scare In UK police stations as arrested Chinese person started sneezing — Coronavirus

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Two UK police stations on lockdown after Chinese person they arrested started sneezing

Two police stations in Bristol were put under quarantine yesterday after a man they arrested started showing ‘flu-like’ symptoms.

The Chinese man fell ill while at Patchway station but only showed symptoms after the officers who detained him went to Trinity Road station.

Fearing that he may have been in contact with people from the Wuhan area where coronavirus originated, both stations were put under quarantine.

An unfortunate member of the public using the toilet at the time walked back into the waiting area and was told he could not leave because he was at the centre of a potential coronavirus drama.

He said: ‘When I came out I was told “we have some bad news”

‘They told me to stay after a Chinese national had been arrested at Patchway and the officers had come to Trinity.’ He added: ‘I was well looked after – the officers even managed to get a Dominos ordered.’

A spokesman said: ‘At just before 7pm on January 22, staff at the custody unit at Patchway Police Centre became aware of a detainee displaying flu-like symptoms.

‘Following precautionary advice from the NHS and health practitioners, Patchway Police Centre was temporarily closed along with Trinity Road Police Station in Bristol, where officers involved in the arrest had travelled to.

‘As well as the officers and members of police staff, there was one member of the public at Trinity Road Police Station, who was asked to remain in the building as a precaution while we sought further advice.

‘Following expert advice from Public Health England, it was established this was not a case of the much-publicised novel coronavirus and both stations were fully re-opened at just after midnight.

‘The detainee has been given the appropriate medical attention and remains in custody at this time.’

He added: ‘We’d like to assure our communities there is no risk to the public.’

The risk of the virus in the UK has recently been upgraded from ‘very low’ to ‘low’ by Public Health England.

It causes cold-like symptoms including a runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat and a fever. So far, the virus has officially killed 17 people and infected hundreds – though experts are warning that the real figure could be far higher.

London Heathrow Airport has put in precautionary measures to avoid the spread of the virus.

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