Seventh person tests negative for coronavirus in Scotland

No confirmed cases in the UK as death toll in China hits 81.

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Passengers arriving in the UK from China are being screened for the virus.

Seven people have now been tested in Scotland for Chinese coronavirus.

The Scottish Government said in its daily update that all the cases were negative.

More than 3000 people have been affected by the virus worldwide, although there have been no positive tests in the UK and all 81 deaths were in China.

Fears the virus had reached Scotland were raised last week when five people were tested, before a sixth negative result was returned on Saturday.

On Monday, the Scottish Government said: “There are currently no confirmed cases in the UK or of UK citizens abroad, and the risk to the public is low.

“The government is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to work with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and international community.”