UK man ill with SARS-like virus

The man, being treated at an intensive care unit in Manchester, had recently travelled to the Middle-East and Pakistan.

This is the second case to hit Britain after a 49-year-old Qatari man was treated for the corona­virus at a London hospital in September.

The HPA said five patients had died worldwide as a result of the disease. 

Five cases have been confirmed in Saudi Arabia resulting in three deaths, while two patients treated in Jordan have died, the agency said. However, it assessed the risk to travellers to the Arabian peninsula and surrounding countries as “very low”.