Here’s a reminder of the situation in the UK –
As of 27 February, a total of 7,690 people have been tested in the UK, of which 7,675 were confirmed negative and 15 positive.
(The department of health updates the figures every day at 2pm.)
The official advice to Brits returning from abroad is to call NHS 111, stay indoors and avoid contact with other people immediately if you’ve travelled from:
- Hubei province in China in the last 14 days, even if you do not have symptoms.
- Iran, lockdown areas in northern Italy or special care zones in South Korea since 19 February, even if you do not have symptoms.
- other parts of mainland China or South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan or Thailand in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if your symptoms are mild).
- other parts of northern Italy (anywhere north of Pisa, Florence and Rimini), Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar or Vietnam since 19 February and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if your symptoms are mild).