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  1. Published on: 02/02/2020 09:06 AMReported by: roving-eye
    The government-funded campaign will include public health advice on how people can protect themselves from infection.

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    Similar to the ‘Catch it, Bin it, Kill it’ campaign used for flu and norovirus, it will promote important hygiene practices, such as regularly washing hands and always sneezing into a tissue, to stem the spread of viruses.

    HM Government and NHS-branded information will appear in radio and print media, as well as social media.

    The campaign will advise the public to:

    always carry tissues and use them to catch coughs and sneezes, and bin the tissue
    wash hands with soap and water, or use sanitiser gel, to kill germs
    Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said:

    Our highly trained and experienced clinicians are working round the clock to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the UK. The government has detailed plans for how to deal with an outbreak like this. We can all play our part.

    Basic hygiene such as washing our hands regularly and using tissues when we cough and sneeze can play an important role in minimising the spread of viruses like this. Today we have launched a UK-wide public information campaign to help the public protect themselves and each other.

    Our world-class NHS is well prepared and we are doing everything we can to protect the public.

    Coronavirus public information poster (PDF, 62.9 KB, 1 page)

    People who have travelled back from the Hubei province in China within the last 14 days are being asked to:

    stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu
    call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the city
    if you are in Northern Ireland, call your GP
    Anyone who has travelled from anywhere else in China (not including Macao or Hong Kong) to the UK in the last 14 days and develops symptoms of cough, fever or shortness of breath should immediately self-isolate, even if symptoms are minor, and call NHS 111.

    The UK is extremely well prepared for any potential outbreak of an infectious disease – we are one of the first countries in the world to have developed a test for the new virus.

    On Friday 31 January 2020, 2 patients in England, who are members of the same family, tested positive for coronavirus. They are receiving specialist NHS care and we are using tried and tested infection control procedures to prevent further spread of the virus.

    The government is already working rapidly to identify any contacts the patients had to prevent further spread, and are in close contact with the World Health Organization and the international community as the outbreak in China develops to ensure the UK is ready for all eventualities.

    Coronavirus presents with flu-like symptoms including a fever, a cough or difficulty breathing. The current evidence is that most cases appear to be mild. For further information on coronavirus, visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

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  3. paulollie says:02/02/2020 04:40 PM
    I should be ok, I've drunk plenty of Corona as a kid as well as Tizer which should be the next outbreak they say

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  5. Ste.D. says:02/02/2020 05:05 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by paulollie View Post
    I should be ok, I've drunk plenty of Corona as a kid as well as Tizer which should be the next outbreak they say
    I hope I am wrong - but I do believe that this is a VERY serious and no laughing matter.

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  7. donkey22 says:02/02/2020 06:35 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by paulollie View Post
    I should be ok, I've drunk plenty of Corona as a kid as well as Tizer which should be the next outbreak they say
    Insensitive idiot. Too many sugary drinks as a child not only rots your teeth and makes you fat, but seemingly destroys brain cells too.
    Last edited by donkey22; 02/02/2020 at 07:25 PM.

  8. paulollie says:02/02/2020 09:00 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by donkey22 View Post
    Insensitive idiot. Too many sugary drinks as a child not only rots your teeth and makes you fat, but seemingly destroys brain cells too.
    Insensitive, Insensitive??? FFS the Chinese have been for millennia
    been selling "live" anything, bats, monkeys, rodents alongside supposedly Dead meat to anyone willing to buy it.... and guess what happens????

    So you are correct sugary drinks do a whole lot of nasty things, but the brain cell issue has passed you by it seems.

  9. paulollie says:02/02/2020 09:05 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Ste.D. View Post
    I hope I am wrong - but I do believe that this is a VERY serious and no laughing matter.
    SARs and whatever virus outbreak comes along is a very serious matter. Remember Foot & Mouth over here a few years back????

    Gone for now it will return as we never learn from our mistakes, but pleeeese no laughing matter and yes before you comment I may submit I could fall foul of something we all might. But this is self inflicted to a point I make out to Olde Donkey on another post.

    Keep typing I like "serious" debate LOL


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