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US News Covid-19: Normal life will not resume for six months, says Government doctor

03:05  30 march  2020
03:05  30 march  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Dr Jenny Harries, deputy chief medical officer for England, said social distancing measures will be lifted gradually. Her warning at Sunday’s coronavirus press conference came as the Government placed all parts of Gallery: In pictures: Coronavirus ( COVID - 19 ) outbreak around the world [Microsoft GES].

Dr Jenny Harries, deputy chief medical officer for England, said social distancing measures will be lifted gradually. Her warning at Sunday’s coronavirus press conference came as the Government placed all parts of Gallery: In pictures: Coronavirus ( COVID - 19 ) outbreak around the world [Microsoft GES].

a person standing in front of a sign: Deputy chief medical officer Jenny Harries answers questions from the media via a video link (Pippa Fowles/Crown Copyright/10 Downing Street/PA) © Pippa Fowles/Crown Copyright/10 Downing Street Deputy chief medical officer Jenny Harries answers questions from the media via a video link (Pippa Fowles/Crown Copyright/10 Downing Street/PA)

Normal life will not resume for at least six months, a key Government doctor has said, as she warned of the “worrying” first confirmed death of a frontline NHS worker with coronavirus.

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Dr Jenny Harries, deputy chief medical officer for England, said the nation will not be in “complete lockdown” for half a year but social distancing measures will be lifted gradually.

Her warning at Sunday’s coronavirus press conference came as the Government placed all parts of the UK on an “emergency footing” in an “unprecedented step in peace time”.

Gallery: In pictures: Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak around the world [Microsoft GES]


Cabinet minister Robert Jenrick also said “we simply cannot” ask health workers to go on to the frontline without adequate protective equipment, shortly after the NHS announced the death of a 55-year-old consultant with Covid-19.

Click or tap here for the latest travel advice for people travelling back to the UK from affected areas, including whether to self-isolate. If you think you have the virus, don't go to the GP or hospital, stay indoors and get advice online. Only call NHS 111 if you cannot cope with your symptoms at home; your condition gets worse; or your symptoms do not get better after seven days. In parts of Wales where 111 isn't available, call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47. In Scotland, anyone with symptoms is advised to self-isolate for seven days. In Northern Ireland, call your GP.

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