The outbreak of coronavirus in China has so far infected 28,023 people in China and 2 there are currently confirmed cases in the UK.
The government has evacuated British nationals from the City of Wuhan and encouraged others to come home, with 14 days of quarantine after arrival.
Meanwhile, a UK-wide public information campaign has also been launched to advise the public on how to slow the spread of the disease and reduce the impact on our NHS (please find details in the poster).
It’s important to keep yourself updated on the situation and latest advice which can be found below:
- World Health Organisation please click here
- Government please click here
- Public Health England please click here
- NHS please click here
Amongst the sad news it is encouraging that our government has given £20m to develop a new vaccine for Coronavirus & other infectious diseases. This will help our globally recognised vaccine development capabilities continue to develop new defences against emerging diseases like this.