A Chinese woman diagnosed with coronavirus after going to Lewisham Hospital in an Uber has been discharged after recovering.

She was treated at the specialist infectious disease centre at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, and was discharged last week, Press Association understands.

The woman sparked fears when she "self-presented" at Lewisham Hospital A&E on February 8 feeling unwell, having recently returned from China.

Staff implemented coronavirus protocol, fitting her with mask and escorting her to a purpose-built testing area.

She was later transported home to await the results of her tests, while two members of staff were placed in quarantine.

After confirmation of her diagnosis she was taken to St Thomas’ for treatment, near London Bridge.

Uber confirmed that the driver's account has been suspended earlier, as Public Health England assured they were unlikely to have contracted the virus as the journey was "less than 15 minutes."

Speaking after an emergency Cobra meeting where ministers gathered to discuss a "battle plan" to be published on Tuesday, Boris Johnson today said the spread of the coronavirus was "likely" to become "more significant" for the UK in the coming days.

He said: "We have also agreed a plan so that if and when it starts to spread, as I'm afraid it looks likely it will, we are in a position to take the steps necessary to contain the spread of the disease as far as we can, and to protect the most vulnerable."

Of the new UK cases reported over the weekend - taking the total to 36 - three are family members of a man from Surrey who tested positive on Friday.

Wimbledon College also announced on Monday it will close until March 10 and undergo a deep clean after a member of staff tested positive for coronavirus following travel to Italy.