With the UK chief medical officers have raised the risk from low to moderate for the corona virus in the UK, the UK government says that if you’ve returned to the UK from any of the following places in the recent 14 days
- Hubei province in China
- Lockdown areas in northern Italy – including Lombardy region, Treviso and Venice
- Special care zones in South Korea – Daegu and Cheongdo
then the individuals should stay indoors and avoid contact with other people – this is to be followed “even if you do not have symptoms”:
Individuals who have travelled to the following places in the recent 14 days if they have travelled to the UK from the following places
- Mainland China outside of Hubei province
- Italy outside of the lockdown areas
- South Korea outside of the special care zones
- Hong Kong
They should “stay indoors and avoid contact with others if you have cough, high temperature, or shortness of breath, even if the symptoms are mild”:
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According to Public Health England’s medical director, Prof Yvonne Doyle, said that washing hands with soap and water is more effective than wearing a face mask, although face masks are important for staff to use in hospitals when dealing with suspected cases.
She urged anyone who has entered the UK from Wuhan and who has fallen ill with a fever, cough or difficulty breathing to contact NHS 111.
In addition, the government has introduced advanced monitoring at airports for those getting off direct flights from the likes of South Korea and Malaysia, including Heathrow – where doctors and PHE personnel are stationed in immigration halls.
According to the Department of Health and Social Care, more than 23,500 people have been tested for the virus in the UK, of which 319 have been diagnosed with Covid-19 as of March 9.
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