Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020
In anticipation of more potential coronavirus cases arriving in the U.K.,hotel Holiday Inn at Heathrow airport has been block-booked to be used as a quarantine facility.
The Department of Health has confirmed that the hotel will be used for those considered at risk but with nowhere else to go.There will be space for people to self-isolate if they were advised to and to be tested for the virus and await results.
Those staying at the Heathrow Ariel hotel on Bath Road have been transferred to sister hotels.
The government considers an evacuation flight to bring home the Britons stuck on the coronavirus-striken cruise ship in Japan where 454 people have been suffering from the disease.
With 74 British nationals on the Diamond Princess ship in Yokohama the Foreign Office is in contact about the possibility of repatriation.
A spokesperson stated that they sympathized with all those caught up in this extremely difficult situation. They were considering all options to guarantee the health and safety of those on board.
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