The Scottish Mail on Sunday

Isolation unit circled by 10ft metal fences

- By Stephen Adams

FRIDGES, blankets and clothes were yesterday delivered to a conference centre in Milton Keynes, where more than 200 Britons on the next Government flight from Wuhan will be taken for a 14-day spell in quarantine.

A 10ft metal fence has also been erected around Kents Hill Park as preparatio­ns are made for the passengers.

A lorry was seen delivering bags of clothes from Primark yesterday afternoon and a security hut has also been built on the site, where the British nationals will be taken later today.

After they arrive, passengers will continue to be monitored and anyone who shows symptoms during their two-week stay will be tested for the virus. If they test positive they will be isolated and given specialist NHS care. A statement from Milton Keynes

University Hospital said: ‘The British citizens are being flown from Wuhan, the epicentre of the current outbreak of coronaviru­s, back to the UK on Sunday.

‘Everyone being repatriate­d will be assessed before boarding the plane in China, monitored during the flight and will continue to be monitored after landing in the UK.

‘A facility at Kents Hill Park in Milton Keynes is being used to house these returning citizens and they will remain at the site in isolation for 14 days.’

Britons who arrived on two earlier flights are at Arrowe Park Hospital on the Wirral.

Britain’s biggest bank, Lloyds, is issuing hand sanitiser gel to thousands of staff to help combat the spread of the virus.

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