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Update: Coronavirus 2020

Coronavirus Update


 


As of 2pm on 27/02/2020 there were 7,692 patients tested and only 17 positive cases of Coronavirus confirmed in the UK


 


 


If you have travelled from the following countries you are advised to stay indoors, avoid contact with other people and contact NHS 111 for advice


Even if you do not have any symptoms


 


Hubei Province (China)


in the last 14 days


 


or


 


Iran


Northern Italy (lockdown areas)


Lombardy:Codogno, Castiglione d’Adda, Casalpusterlengo, Fombio, Maleo, Somaglia, Bertonico, Terranova dei Passerini, Castelgerundo and San Fiorana


South Korea (Special Care Zones)


Daegu or Cheongdo


 


Since 19th February 2020


 


 


 


If you have travelled from the following countries in last 14 days and have symptoms of cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if mild) you are advised to stay indoors, avoid other people and call NHS 111 for further advice


 


Mainland China/South Korea – not mentioned above


Hong Kong


Japan


Macau


Malaysia


Singapore


Taiwan


Thailand


 


 


Or


Travelled from the following since 19th February 2020 and have symptoms of cough, temperature or shortness of  breath you are advised to stay indoors, avoid other people and call NHS 111 for further advice.


 


Italy


(anywhere north of Pisa, Florence and Rimini)


Cambodia


Loas


Myanmar


Vietnam


 


 


How to avoid spreading or catching:


There are things you can do to reduce the spread


Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve (not hands) when you sneeze


Discard tissues immediately


Wash you hands with soap and water often – use a hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available


Avoid close contact with people who are unwell


 


Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean


 


 


 


If you think you have been infected with Coronavirus –


Self Isolate


Do not go to your GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital


Call NHS 111 for advice


 


 


What is self Isolation?


If you are asked to self isolate this is what you should do


Stay at home


Stay away from work, schools or public places


Do not use public transport or taxis


Ask friends or families to run errands for you


Avoid visitors coming to your house – it is ok for delivery of food or essential items.


 


You may be asked to do this for 14 days to reduce the spread of infection to other people


 


 


What is the treatment for Coronavirus?


There is currently no treatment for this illness


Antibiotics do not help as they do not work against any virus


Any treatment that you are advised to take will be to treat the symptoms not fight the illness


Self Isolation for 14 days


 


 


More information is available at:


 


https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/advice-for-travellers/


 


https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/common-questions/


 


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


 


 



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