PEOPLE are demanding health authorities release more information after a coronavirus case was confirmed in the city.

The Department of Health told Hove MP Peter Kyle on Thursday that a man in his 50s from Hove contracted the illness.

But residents have called on authorities to release more information on the case amid fears they may have come into contact with the illness.


They have so far refused.

It comes after five new cases were confirmed today as being linked to the unnamed businessman.

And a student from PACA is in “self-isolation” over fears they may have contracted the virus.

Here is a timeline of what we know so far...

January 20 – January 23: A British dad in his 50s from Hove travelled to Singapore by plane for a business event at the Grand Hyatt Singapore.

The conference, which has now been linked to at least five coronavirus cases in three countries, was hosted by a global gas analysis company Servomex, which has offices in Europe and Asia.

The Argus:

January 24 – January 28: The man is believed to have arrived at Contamines-Montjoie ski resort for a four-day trip with his family.

Today it emerged five British nationals including a child have been diagnosed with the deadly virus in France, after staying in the same ski chalet and coming into contact with the man.

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January 29 - February 1: The man is believed to have arrived back in Hove. It is not clear what mode of transport he used. It is also not clear when he started showing symptoms of the virus. Or who he came in contact with.

Saturday, February 1: The man visits a pub in Hove.

Five members of staff are now in "self-isolation".

Sunday, February 2: The man is thought to have tested positive for the virus and called NHS 111 from home for advice before going by arrangement to an isolation facility at the Royal Sussex County Hospital.

The Argus:

He was taken to St Thomas's Hospital in London and is currently being treated at a specialist infectious diseases unit.

Thursday, February 6: Public Health England confirm the case. They refuse to give any more details.

Friday, February 7: The man’s family leave the city. They have not caught the virus but are in “self-isolation”.

Brighton & Hove City Council release a statement, urging people to stay calm.

Today: It emerges a student from PACA has been put in “self isolation” after being contacted by the Government over concerns they have come in contact with the man.