Coronavirus update: Jersey test results in

All nine people who have been tested for Coronavirus in Jersey have had negative results.

Meanwhile the results of tests to determine if three people in Guernsey have contracted Coronavirus have been delayed.

The States says that increased demand on UK laboratories has meant that the waiting time for the outcome has increased beyond 48 hours.

This, alongside delays to getting samples off the island due to recent bad weather, has led to the delay.

However, the States insist this delay is not an indication that the results of the tests have come back positive.

Coronavirus has infected almost 60,000 across the globe. The overwhelming majority of those are in China, which today recorded its biggest increase in fatalities to date.

The death toll in China hit 1,380 on Friday, while the number of infected jumped up by 5,090 to 63,581.

This new coronavirus has infected almost 60,000 across the globe. Credit: Cheng Min/Xinhua News Agency/PA Images
  • What is Coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that range from a common cold right through to more severe diseases.

A patient thanks a doctor in Jinyintan Hospital, designated for critical COVID-19 patients, in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. Credit: PA
  • How has it spread?

On New Year's Eve the World Health Organisation was informed of pneumonia cases detected without cause in Wuhan City, China. Within a few days coronavirus had been detected and linked to a Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan City.

People arriving from the region to UK airports are now being screened for the virus.

  • Am I at risk?

If you have visited the Wuhan region and develop flu like symptoms you should speak to a doctor and mention that you have traveled to the area.

  • Are the Channel Islands prepared?

Guernsey say they are in a ‘good position’ to respond to any developments.

Anyone who has returned from Mainland China in the last two weeks is asked to self-isolate for 14 days. Credit: PA

Anyone who has returned from mainland China in the last two weeks is asked to self-isolate for 14 days.

Anyone who feels unwell and has returned from Mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the past fortnight should call their GP or Public Health Services.

Islanders who are presenting symptoms are urged to contact the hospital in advance before attending.