Coronavirus UK LIVE: Chief Scientific Adviser warns COVID-19 is ‘global epidemic’ and will spread in Britain

THE first person to die in the UK from coronavirus is believed  to have contracted the virus in Britain.

A 75-year-old woman died after contracting the virus but is not believed to have travelled abroad to any affected areas recently.

It comes as Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance told Sky News the outbreak is a “global epidemic” and more UK cases should be expected.

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