A Chinese national who had been working in the UK for months has tested positive for novel coronavirus COVID-19 after travelling back to China. The employee of a Chinese state-owned nuclear company had been working in Somerset for a prolonged period of time until February 27 when he returned to his home country. Upon his return, it was confirmed by the Chinese government that the male was suffering from COVID-19. The man, aged 35, had been working at the EDF Energy-owned Hinkley Point nuclear station near Bridgwater when in the UK. The worker is believed to have taken a Cathay Pacific flight from London to Hong Kong on Thursday, February 27 and then a boat to Shenzhen where he fell unwell and was tested. Information reported online by the Chinese government stated the individual had contracted COVID-19 after developing symptoms two days after leaving the UK, and this has now been confirmed by Public Health England today (March 4).
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