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China Shares Footage Of 20 Patients Who Recovered From Coronavirus

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China Shares Footage Of 20 Patients Who Recovered From Coronavirus

Chinese media has shared footage showing 20 people celebrating as they leave hospital after recovering from the coronavirus.

An 11-second clip was shown on the state-run TV channel and purportedly shows former patients from the Jinyintan Hospital, in Wuhan, walking out the hospital after being discharged.

The people in the video can be seen celebrating and flashing peace signs to the gathered reporters, while wearing face masks.

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Earlier this week, a 23-year-old man was reported to be the first person to overcome the deadly virus, according to authorities in China.

The official coronavirus death count stands at 259 - all of whom died in China. Officials have said almost 12,000 cases have been confirmed in the country, while 22 other countries have also announced confirmed cases.

Two cases have been confirmed in the UK and both are currently receiving specialist treatment in Newcastle.

Professor Chris Whitty, chief medical officer for England, said: "We can confirm that two patients in England, who are members of the same family, have tested positive for coronavirus.

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"The patients are receiving specialist NHS care, and we are using tried and tested infection control procedures to prevent further spread of the virus.

"The NHS is extremely well-prepared and used to managing infections and we are already working rapidly to identify any contacts the patients had, to prevent further spread.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"We have been preparing for UK cases of novel coronavirus and we have robust infection control measures in place to respond immediately.

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"We are continuing to work closely with the World Health Organisation and the international community as the outbreak in China develops to ensure we are ready for all eventualities."

The pair had been stayed at the Stacycity apart-hotel in York when medics were called in and they were taken to a hospital in Hull; they were then transferred to a specialist unit in Newcastle.

Professor Whitty has said there's 'a high chance people would get better'.

He told the BBC: "A lot of people will end up with a relatively minor disease."

Featured Image Credit: Hubei Radio and TV Station/Douyin

Topics: World News

Claire Reid
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