More than a dozen people in the UK have been tested for the new strain of coronavirus, Public Health England has said.
Five people have tested negative while nine others are waiting for results.
In Scotland, where five people were tested, an incident team has been set up to deal with the health threat.
Globally, there are more than 800 confirmed cases of the virus, which has killed 25 people in China. Authorities there are battling to contain it.
PHE's announcement that 14 people in the UK had been tested came on Thursday night, but they did not give details of where the cases were.