Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty gives coronavirus response update

The UK's Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty summarises the key points in the country's response to the coronavirus issue and how the problem should be dealt with.

Mr Whitty outlines the tactics his office will be using to improve understanding of the virus and by extension, nullifying its effects.

The CMO adds that reinforcing basic hygiene practices, like washing your hands, can go a long way in preventing transmission.

Mr Whitty adds that responses like banning flights and travel would not stop the spread of Coronavirus, but would more likely delay it by a period of 15 days.