HEALTH authorities have revealed more about the movements of a man in the city prior to his coronavirus diagnosis. 

The Hove man was confirmed to be the UK's third case of the illness on Thursday.

He is said to have caught the virus during a business event in Singapore. 

Residents in Brighton and Hove urged authorities to release more information about the man amid fears they had come into contact with the virus.

The NHS has now released a statement providing further information on the movements of the man on the day of the diagnosis.

It has also denied reports that the man walked in the A&E on Sunday.

Professor Keith Willett, NHS strategic incident director, said: “This patient did the right thing when they had concerns about coronavirus by calling NHS 111 for advice.

"After a telephone assessment, they were advised to make their way to Royal Sussex County Hospital Brighton for testing.

"Following a pre-arranged plan with the NHS they drove themselves to the hospital, were tested in isolation and away from public areas of the hospital, and returned home in isolation in their own car.

"Any travellers from China and the other specified countries who have a cough, fever, or shortness of breath are advised to follow the example of this patient and call NHS 111 for advice."