Briton who contracted Wuhan virus claims he beat illness with a popular cold ...

CORONAVIRUS has been wreaking havoc across the world, with the first confirmed cases in the UK revealed last week. One of the first Britons to contract coronavirus in Wuhan has now revealed he was able to shake off the deadly illness with a popular cold and flu remedy.

PUBLISHED: 08:36, Mon, Feb 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 08:53, Mon, Feb 3, 2020

Coronavirus was confirmed in two Chinese nationals in York on Friday after they fell ill at Staycity Aparthotel on Paragon Street. It’s since emerged one of two people was a student at the University of York. More than 300 people have died in the outbreak so far, the vast majority from Hubei province in Central China, and more than 14,000 people have been infected, with cases confirmed in Thailand, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, the US, and now the UK.

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Wuhan novel coronavirus, its full name, is a new respiratory illness that has not previously been seen in human, and there’s currently no proven cure.

But for Connor Reed, a 25-year-old English teacher from Wales who contracted coronavirus in Wuhan, claims to have cured his illness with a hot toddy.

Connor was one of the first Britons to contract coronavirus in Wuhan around two months ago.

he had taken himself to hospital in the Chinese city after suffering symptoms associated with the illness - breathing difficulties and a severe cough.

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He told The Sun: “I used the inhaler which helped control the cough and drank a hot whisky with honey until that ran out.

“It's an old fashioned remedy but it seemed to do the trick.

“I did refuse to take the antibiotics the doctors prescribed me because I didn't want to take any medicines.”

Mr Reed was discharged from Zhongnan University Hospital, but it was only two weeks later he was told by doctors he was suffering from coronavirus.


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Hot toddies are recommended by many people to relieve symptoms of cold and flu, but there are no studies to prove it’s a cure.

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