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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Posted on February 27th, 2020

 

Update and key messages following confirmation of 9 cases in the UK:

  • The UK is extremely well prepared for these types of outbreaks – we are one of the first countries in the world to develop a test for the new virus.
  • We can confirm nine patients in England have tested positive for coronavirus.
  • The patients are receiving specialist NHS care and we are using tried and tested infection control procedures to prevent further spread of the virus.

 

Today NHSE have the following key points to share with you:

 

Link to the latest information and advice from Public Health England for the public

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

This contains information on the outbreak of coronavirus in China, including the current situation in the UK and information about the virus and its symptoms.

 

Key extract from above linked information:

If you have travelled from Wuhan or Hubei Province to the UK in the last 14 days you should immediately:

o    stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu

o    call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the area

o    Please follow this advice even if you do not have symptoms of the virus.

Travellers from other parts of China and other specified areas

This advice applies to travellers who have returned to the UK from the following areas China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Macau.

If you have returned to the UK from any of these areas in the last 14 days and develop symptoms of cough or fever or shortness of breath, you should immediately:

o    stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu

o    call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the country

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