January 23, 2020 / 4:21 PM / 24 days ago

UK says no positive coronavirus tests, keeping situation under review

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street in London, Britain, January 22, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville

LONDON (Reuters) - There have been no positive tests for a new coronavirus in Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman said on Thursday responding to reports that four patients were being tested in Scottish hospitals.

“These measures are purely precautionary and nobody has tested positive,” the spokesman said.

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan, writing by William James; editing by Stephen Addison

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