British Airways said in a statement: “Public Health England has confirmed that two members of our staff, have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

While there are now 116 cases in the country, London has the most confirmed cases of any region, with 25 patients confirmed as testing positive for the viral infection.

Meanwhile more than 18,000 tests have been carried out for coronavirus including many on those who have travelled recently to affected regions, such as China, South Korea and Italy.