London has seen its first case of coronavirus after a woman, who picked up the virus in China, was diagnosed.
Chris Whitty, chief medical officer for England, said: "One further patient in England has tested positive for novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in the UK to nine." Prof Whitty added: "This virus was passed on in China and the patient has now been transferred to a specialist NHS centre at Guy’s and St Thomas’ in London."
英格兰首席医疗官克里斯•惠蒂(Chris Whitty)表示：“又有一名英格兰患者的新型冠状病毒检测呈阳性，使英国的确诊病例总数达到9例。”惠蒂教授补充说：“最新病例是在中国被传染的，患者已经被转移到伦敦盖伊和圣托马斯(Guy’s and St Thomas’)的一个NHS（国家医疗服务体系）传染病中心。”
Michael Head, Senior Research Fellow in Global Health at the University of Southampton, said it was not not surprising that London had seen its first case. He said: "It’s a city of over 10m people with several major international airports." Both London and the rest of the UK could expect to see more cases, "though hopefully these will continue to be isolated cases and seen in small numbers".
南安普顿大学(University of Southampton)全球卫生高级研究员迈克尔•海德(Michael Head)表示，伦敦出现首例确诊病例并不令人意外。他表示：“这是一个拥有逾1000万人口、几座大型国际机场的城市。”伦敦和英国其它地方都可能会出现更多病例，“尽管我们希望这些病例仍将是孤立的，且数量较少”。