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Citing a spokesperson for the UK Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), BBC reported that the UK will formally register COVID-19, a disease caused by the new coronavirus, as “notifiable”.

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To mitigate the impact on businesses, we will register COVID19 as a notifiable disease.

This will help companies seek compensation through their insurance policies in the event of any cancellations they may have to make as a result of the spread of the virus.