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UK News Coronavirus in the UK: Anyone who develops mild symptoms of Covid-19 to be told to stay at home in a fortnight

23:20  09 march  2020
23:20  09 march  2020 Source:   inews.co.uk

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Anyone who develops even mild symptoms of a respiratory tract infection such as a cough or fever two weeks from now will be told to self-isolate for seven days as the Government takes more radical action to curb the coronavirus outbreak.

England's chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty, and the Government's chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance have advised the Prime Minister to prepare the UK for the first mass self-quarantine of people as the country moves to the second stage of dealing with a potential epidemic.

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Speaking after an emergency Cobra meeting, Boris Johnson said those people would be contributing to the “national effort” to delay the peak of the outbreak until there are less pressures on the NHS later in the spring and limit the chances of elderly and other vulnerable people being badly affected by the disease.

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Those with serious flu symptoms should stay at home now and avoid the elderly and those with underlying health conditions, as their GP would normally advise them, Prof Whitty said.

New symptoms

But at a press conference alongside Mr Johnson in Downing Street, the chief medical officer added: “We are now very close to the time, probably within the next 10 to 14 days, when the modelling would imply we should move to a situation where we say everybody who has even minor respiratory tract infections or a fever should be self-isolating for seven days afterwards.”

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The Prime Minister defended his government's decision not to take more draconian steps against coronavirus.

Earlier Rory Stewart, the independent London mayoral candidate who was in the Cabinet until last summer, criticised the Government for making a “serious mistake” in not closing schools and banning large gatherings and it was not the time for “half-hearted measures”.

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'Significant outbreak'

Mr Johnson said: “There's no question that this is going to become a significant, a much more significant outbreak than it currently is - that's obvious to everyone.

“But it is vital that we take the steps that we think are necessary at the right time and we follow the science.”

The Government's scientific advisory group for emergencies (SAGE) is meeting on Tuesday and there will be another Cobra committee on Wednesday to consider next steps, meaning it is possible that the “delay” phase may be implemented later this week.

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This second phase is likely to include new advice for older people and those with underlying health conditions. Yet officials do not want to implement widespread homeworking, school closures and cancellation of major events until the outbreak is closer to the peak, because there is scientific evidence that people become “fatigued” by such measures if they last too long.

Mr Johnson said: “We know how to defeat it, and I think with a great national effort, we will be able to pull together and do just that.”

Sir Patrick said the aim of the delay measures that would be introduced was to “reduce the peak numbers up to 50 per cent” and lower the mortality rate in the at-risk group by 20-30 per cent.

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The Government was also ‘considering the question of banning major public events such as sporting fixtures’, Boris Johnson said.Boris Johnson introduced new measures to try and protect the elderly and vulnerable, saying anyone with coronavirus symptoms, however mild, such as a continuous cough or high temperature, must now stay at home for seven days.

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