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Coronavirus UK: ‘Millions’ with flu like symptoms could be told to ‘self-isolate’

by LLB Reporter
16th Feb 20 12:02 pm

It has been reported that “millions” of Britons that have flu like symptoms could be told to “self-isolate” for 14 days if the number of coronavirus cases rises past 100.

The Sunday Telegraph reported that senior NHS managers have been told to stop testing for coronavirus “once around 100 cases have been confirmed” across the UK.

As of Saturday, 2,992 people across the UK have been tested for the virus and 2,983 were confirmed negative.

An NHS spokesman said all 94 people who were quarantined at Arrowe Park Hospital on the Wirral have all been released.

The NHS added, that over 100 people remain quarantined at the Kents Hill Park Hotel in Milton Keynes.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said, “I am also pleased that eight of the nine individuals who tested positive for coronavirus have now been successfully treated and discharged from hospital.

“I want to stress that any individuals who are discharged from hospital are now well and do not pose any public health risk to the public.

“Again, this is evidence of how well prepared our NHS is to deal with the Wuhan coronavirus.”

Those who are told to self-isolate will have to stay at home and avoid all contact with the public. NHS advice is that people will have to stay away from work, not use public transport, taxis and avoid anyone coming into your home.

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