Civilians exposed to agent used against ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal

Police officers seal off the road on which Russian Sergei Skripal as well as also also his daughter have been staying in Salisbury, Britain, March 7, 2018.

Toby Melville | Reuters

Police officers seal off the road on which Russian Sergei Skripal as well as also also his daughter have been staying in Salisbury, Britain, March 7, 2018.

Britain’s counter-terrorism chief said on Wednesday which two people whoare critically ill in hospital in Wiltshire were exposed to the Novichok nerve agent, the same toxin which was used in an attack on ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal.

The man as well as also also woman, both British, were found unwell at a house in Amesbury on Saturday, close to Salisbury where Skripal as well as also also his daughter were poisoned with nerve agent in March.

England’s Chief Medical Officer said the risk to the general public remained low after a man as well as also also woman became exposed to the Novichok nerve agent in southern England.

“These two patients are in a critical condition following exposure to the nerve agent Novichok,” Sally Davies told reporters.

“As the country’s chief medical officer, I want to reassure the public which the risk to the general public remains low.”

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