Drew Bennett had been on holiday to the Chinese city of Wuhan, which is at the centre of the outbreak.
When he got home and developed flu-like symptoms, medical staff dressed completely in biohazard suits escorted him from his house in Birmingham to an ambulance.
Mr Bennett was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in the city. He spent three days in quarantine.
He was told that everything he'd touched might have to be burned.
He didn't have coronavirus.
But he has concerns about what might happen if many more people were taken ill.