New UK coronavirus case confirmed as healthcare worker at cancer hospital

One of the 13 new people diagnosed with the coronavirus in the UK is a health care worker at a cancer centre.

The infected patient worked at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre in Northwood, near London, in Middlesex.

All those who were in contact with the clinician have been identified, the NHS confirmed.

The NHS said in a statement the "risk to patients and staff is very low" adding that "it remains safe for patients to attend."

Thirteen fresh cases of the deadly virus were confirmed in the UK over the weekend.

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A man in Surrey passed on three of the latest cases to members of his family, who all tested positive on Friday.

The man had no recent travel history and is the first person to contact Covid-19 within the UK.

All four infected are adults, including one from Surrey and two from West Sussex.

It has also been confirmed a London boys’ Catholic school has been closed after a member of staff was treated for the virus.

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The employee was confirmed as having Convid-19 after travelling back from Italy during half term.

He was last in school on the morning of February 25, and is not believed to have had contact with pupils since then.

In a statement, the school said it would reopen on March 10 after it carried out a “deep clean.”

More than 3,000 people have now died from the disease, with Italy the most affected country in Europe.

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