Sharp rise in coronavirus cases alarms world health officials

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Trapped on a cruise ship for more than two weeks – now another fortnight of quarantine in the UK. 32 British and European citizens have arrived at Arrowe Park on the Wirral – where they’ll live in isolation. (Subscribe:

It’s the same special facility which has housed evacuees from the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the outbreak first began.

But world health officials are growing alarmed by the new cases in South Korea, Italy and Iran.

We speak to Dr Margaret Harris who is on the World Health Organisation’s coronavirus team, and China state TV correspondent Zhou Jiaxin.


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