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Quarantined travellers in Milton Keynes test negative for coronavirus

Coaches arrive in Milton Keynes on Sunday Credit: Press Association

All swab tests on travellers being quarantined in Milton Keynes have come back negative - meaning it is unlikely any have coronavirus.

Milton Keynes Hospitals said all of those staying at Kents Hill Park Hotel will have to undergo further tests - after six and 12 days - and will remain in quarantine.

"On Wednesday 12 February, guests of Kents Hill Park Hotel were given the results of the swab tests that were undertaken on their arrival and all swab results were negative.

"This indicates that it is unlikely that any of the guests have coronavirus. "All guests will need to have further swab tests after six and 12 days of their stay at the facility to confirm that they remain negative for coronavirus.

– Milton Keynes Hospital

The results mean they will now be slightly less restricted in the way they move around the hotel.

But the hospital stressed all infection-prevention measures currently in place would continue.

Medical staff greet the coaches as they arrive Credit: Press Association

The travellers arrived on a flight from Wuhan - the Chinese city at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak - on Sunday.

They flew in to RAF Brize Norton and were driven to Milton Keynes where they will have to stay for a total of 14 days while they are closely monitored for symptoms.

Public Health England said there were 105 British nationals and 95 Europeans on the flight.

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