Third confirmed case of Coronavirus in the UK thought to have been contracted in Singapore
Patient now being treated in a London hospital
The third person to be diagnosed with coronavirus in the UK is believed to have caught the illness in Singapore.
The latest diagnosis comes as as health experts issued a new warning to travellers arriving from several Asian countries.
It has been reported that the third patient is a middle aged British man and is understood to be the first UK national to contract the disease.
The patient is thought to have been diagnosed in Brighton and was transferred St Thomas' Hospital in London, where there is an infectious disease unit, on Thursday afternoon.
Health officials are not believed to be "contact tracing" people on any Asia-UK flight the latest sufferer may have travelled on.
Two other patients are still being treated at the Royal Victoria Infirmary infectious diseases centre in Newcastle.
The Government is now urging travellers from countries including Thailand, Singapore, Japan and South Korea to self-isolate if they begin to feel unwell.
Other countries on the list are Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea and Macau, as well as mainland China.Published: by Radio NewsHub