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  • The peak of the Corona virus outbreak in the UK could be a couple of months away, according to the health secretary Matt Hancock.

  • He confirmed that parliament would remain open despite the Health Minister Nadine Dorries testing positive of the virus and two more ministers, including member of the cabinet, deciding to isolate themselves today.

  • Earlier, the World Health Organization confirmed that the Corona virus outbreak is a pandemic spreading in multiple countries.

  • At the same time, 456 people are now confirmed have the virus.

  • Here in the UK, more than 27,000 people have been formally tested on that operation is set to be extended, with the number of people being tested.

  • Expanding from 1500 a day to some 10,000 day are Health editor Hugh Pin has been to visit one of the centers processing the samples in central and Corona.

  • Virus testing is already underway at this laboratory run by northwest London Pathology Services, part of a major expansion of testing in England, bringing in hospital labs to help cope with an expected rise in the caseload.

  • There was one more added to the number with news the Health Minister Nadine Dorries had tested positive first MP to contract the virus.

  • Government says Parliament Will remain open.

  • Officials are tracing her recent contacts.

  • A member of her staff has tested positive.

  • There will be a significant increase in testing capacity using hospital labs like this.

  • Public health officials say the tests are not for anyone who might feel their ill there.

  • Specifically targeted at.

  • Those seem to be most a risk on only after decisions made by NHS 111 or doctors.

  • So how does contact tracing work if a person tests positive for the virus?

  • Public health officials identify their close contacts in recent days, they're looking for people who've spent at least 15 minutes at a distance of less than two meters.

  • Then they decide who's low risk and whose high risk depending partly on their age and underlying health.

  • Low risk individuals take no action, while those at high risk stay at home for 14 days.

  • And if they have symptoms, call 111 It's often a family members because obviously your living very closely together so family members will be contact raced in different situations.

  • It will be people that you've been very close to that.

  • You maybe have a close conversation with that.

  • Your them.

  • That's when you're most likely to have been infected.

  • Travel insurance has been hit.

  • LV said it was temporary.

  • Halting sales of new policies after travelers scrambled to try to protect themselves against cancelled holidays or being stuck abroad to other companies have restricted cover on the Corona virus Case in a Hampshire care home has been confirmed.

  • The council said there were rigorous infection control procedures.

  • It's another reminder of the challenges with controlling Cove in 19 Cuban BBC news well in Italy, which is Europe's worst affected country.

  • Spending has also been increased to help the economy cope with the impact off Corona virus.

  • The prime minister, Giuseppe Conti, has also announced the tightening of restrictions, including the closure off all stores except for pharmacies on food shops.

  • Some workplaces, including those essential for production, will remain open.

  • Tourists and visitors concurrently leave.

  • But for Italian residents, only those with serious work or family reasons will be allowed to travel.

  • 12.5 1000 people in Italy now have the virus.

  • The number of fatalities has jumped by nearly 200 to 827 our correspondent Mark Lowe and sentence this latest report from Rome connecting the epicenters a doctor in Wuhan on those in Europe's equivalent northern Italy.

  • Colleagues in crisis sharing the know how we reached that Italian doctor on the right in his hospital thief first to diagnose Corona virus.

  • Here it hit like a bomb, but has kept on exploding very few hours.

  • We receive 10 50 60 70 until 200 patients in our Majesty department.

  • And we had some hours where the oxygen supply sockets were insufficient toe give oxygen toe all the patients.

  • So we were in a sort off, let me say war scenarios.

  • But in his town it may have peaked with no cases there in the past day, it could be a sign of containment.

  • Working has clearly demonstrated that way are on the right path.

  • So I think I'm quite optimistic, confident that this could be the right way to go.

  • But the rest of Italy is days behind on the virus is still surging.

  • Rome is quiet with limits on movement.

  • Under new restrictions announced tonight, companies must close departments not needed for production, and all shops except for food stores or pharmacies will be shot.

  • You can see here how the measures are affecting daily life pharmacies.

  • They're only allowing customers in one at a time.

  • At the next door, cafes tables must be a meter apart.

  • They will close at six PM If you come over here, can see the Children's playground over there is closed as our schools, universities, cinemas, theatres and so many other venues.

  • Several airlines have stopped flights in or out a concern for Brenda and Andrew Samuels.

  • Book to travel to Manchester tomorrow.

  • Their hotel here is shutting on Friday for lack of customers worried.

  • A bite.

  • The disease.

  • We're taking all precautions that we come on port way Worried about going home, Whether we will out Flat will still get this home.

  • Police have a new target.

  • Traffickers of hand gel and face masks, cracking a ring that tried to make a huge profit like prized drugs in these dystopian times.

  • Mark Lowe and BBC News Rome was still with the Corona virus crisis in South Korea.

  • A network of nearly 100 laboratories has been set up and test done on more people per capita than anywhere else in the world are.

  • Seoul correspondent Laura Baker has had exclusive access to one of the super labs where thousands of tests are being conducted every day.

  • Getting critical patients to hospital is a race against time.

  • They have to be tracked and tested quickly.

  • So in this battle to contain the contagion, the's labs have become the front line.

  • So because of safety, we are not going to go into this room where this is where the samples are being opened and prepared.

  • Testing up to 20,000 people a day, more than any other country in the world, a lesson learned from bitter experience with previous infectious diseases.

  • So is this the busiest you've ever been?

  • Yes, this is my busiest, say, Thedc um pewter program Comptel.

  • Whether the sample is positive or negative for the virus, how long does the process take?

  • The whole closest takes about 5 to 6 hours, so it's quite quick.

  • I think it's quite quick.

  • Scientists believe early testing and early treatment could be wife.

  • Fewer people are dying here.

  • Makeshift clinics such as this one are set up to combat mass infections.

  • Nearly 100 staff of this building and soul contracted covert 19.

  • Now everyone who works here will be tested.

  • There's no shortage of kits.

  • They were mass produced to prepare for this outbreak.

  • The blood of recovered patients like Mr Lee is also being monitored in the hope of finding antibodies and potentially vaccine.

  • Li told me he had almost no symptoms, just a little cough.

  • It's really important to be cautious and safe, but I wish people would have less fear of the virus itself.

  • But I also know those who are older need to be careful while the appear to be containing this outbreak for no.

  • We know that with Corona virus, there's no rim for complacency.

  • Laura Baker, BBC News.

  • So in another development today, the World Health Organization said it now regarded Corona virus as a worldwide pandemic.

  • On tomorrow, the UK government will set out more of the measures that it is considering taking.

  • Our health editor, Hugh Pym, is with me, So let's take stock you.

  • Where are we tonight?

  • We're here.

  • The W H O move.

  • I think it's just official recognition of what's been known for a little while now that this virus is spreading rapidly in many countries.

  • The W Joe says it's deeply concerned about the low level of action in some countries and has called for much more concerted international activity to tackle the virus.

  • So what does it mean for the UK government?

  • Not a lot in practice, but I think it gives them the queue.

  • If they wish to move to the next phase of the action plan, I think we will learn more about that.

  • Tomorrow.

  • The prime minister, Boris Johnson, will chair a meeting of the Cobra committee.

  • Then I think we'll get more guidance to people on how to self isolate if they feel ill, maybe more guidance to older people on whether they should leave home.

  • And all this at a time when the Health Department's pretty depleted Nadine Dorris is, we've heard is recovering with the virus.

  • Her colleague, Ed Argha, has gone into self isolation tonight on the advice of health officials.

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