People from Oxfordshire have been tested for coronavirus, sources have claimed. 

Multiple sources have reported people who are unwell with suspected coronavirus being taken into the care of health professionals.

South Central Ambulance Service and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said they would neither confirm nor deny reports.

Sources have said that at least one patient was taken to the John Radcliffe, but the hospital would not confirm or comment on this. 

It is understood that official tests are being undertaken at Colindale, London. 

Public Health England said it would not be 'running a commentary' on tests in the UK, but that an update would be given daily as to the numbers of tests that have taken place.

It has stressed that the risk to the general public remains low and that only two people in England are confirmed to have the virus.

As of earlier today, 177 tests had taken place - 175 were negative.

The two confirmed cases are in the north of England. PHE will not give the locations of where the people who have tested negative come from.

As reported, earlier today a plane from the epicentre of the outbreak, Wuhan is China, landed at RAF Brize Norton carrying 83 British nationals. 

They were taken on coaches to an NHS facility in the Wirral where there will be quarantined for 14 days. 

In a statement earlier today after two cases were confirmed, chief medical officer Professor Whitty said: "The NHS is extremely well-prepared and used to managing infections and we are already working rapidly to identify any contacts the patients had, to prevent further spread.

"We have been preparing for UK cases of novel coronavirus and we have robust infection control measures in place to respond immediately.

"We are continuing to work closely with the World Health Organisation and the international community as the outbreak in China develops to ensure we are ready for all eventualities."