More coronavirus cases confirmed in the UK

Guy's and St Thomas' hospital in London, Britain. EPA-EFE/ANDY RAIN

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A primary school and a GP surgery have closed as two people who returned from Italy and Tenerife have tested positive for coronavirus in England.

The headteacher of Burbage Primary School in Buxton, Derbyshire, told Sky News the school was shut because a pupil’s parent has tested positive for COVID-19.

It comes as Buxton Medical Practice announced it was closed because of a confirmed case of coronavirus.

“We have a confirmed case of coronavirus, we are liaising with Public Health England the CCG to ensure all appropriate actions are taken. Please do not come to the practice,” it said in a statement.

Confirming the two new cases which brings the total in the UK to 15, Professor Chris Witty, chief medical officer for England, said the patients had been transferred to specialist NHS infection centres.

Dozens of British Airways flights to Milan have been cancelled due to a drop in demand amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The airline announced it is “merging” some of its flights between Heathrow and the Italian city’s Linate airport.

Around 22 return flights over the next two weeks are affected.

British Airways’ flights to and from Milan Malpensa are continuing as normal.

Read more via Sky News

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