UK takes emergency precautions amid coronavirus danger
Several UK schools have closed and children who have returned from Northern Italy have been sent home as fears grow about the spread of coronavirus.
Government ministers are reportedly preparing to implement further emergency plans to prevent the virus from spreading.
The government says anyone returning from affected areas in Europe must "self-isolate" for two weeks and call "NHS 111".
The Foreign Office has updated its travel advice for anyone visiting any of the affected countries including Italy, Spain, China, Iran and South Korea.
As well as families returning from skiing trips in Italy there are a number of Brits currently in lockdown in a hotel in Tenerife.
Court Amys, who is stuck in the H10 Costa Adeje Palace Hotel , told Good Morning Britain he and his partner have received very little information as to why they are in lockdown nor any indication of the time they will be kept there.
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Public Health England announced that flu patients will now be assessed for coronavirus to see if it is spreading.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said official advice has been changed to say people who have been to anywhere in Italy north of Pisa should self-isolate if they develop flu-like symptoms on their return to the UK.