So far there are just three confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK, however, the epidemic has spread to 28 countries worldwide.
At present the number of infected people globally is 37,573, with 814 people having died as a result.
The number of fatalities has now overtaken that of the SARS epidemic in 2003.
Coronavirus is transferred in a similar way to the common cold or flu.
Medical professionals believe this is most likely via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
It is unclear if it can also be transferred by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it.