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Second UK isolation centre for people returning from coronavirus-hit city

More than 150 Britons being repatriated from coronavirus-hit China will be quarantined at Milton Keynes.

It’s the second facility that’s been set up for people returning home.

Kents Hill Park, a conference centre and hotel, will be used to monitor people after they land at RAF Brize Norton.

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They individuals will stay at the centre in isolation for 14 days.

Everyone boarding the plane at Wuhan, the Chinese city at the epicentre of the outbreak, will be assessed.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said that the flight would be the final service chartered by the Foreign Office to bring UK nationals back from the Chinese city.

The South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) said Kents Hill Park, Buckinghamshire, does not present a risk to local people.

A SCAS statement said: “The local site has been chosen because it offers appropriate accommodation and other facilities for those coming back from Wuhan while they stay in Milton Keynes.

“It also allows their health to be regularly monitored and has the necessary medical facilities close at hand should they be required.”

Britons who returned last month are being held in isolation at Arrowe Park Hospital on the Wirral.

 

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