By Euro Weekly News Media • 16 March 2020 • 19:26
It comes after a live televised speech this afternoon between Boris Johnson and his chief advisers.
The advice includes to avoid non-essential travel and to stay home for 14 days if living with or come into contact with anyone with a cough.
Other advice is to avoid public establishments and to work from home if possible.
Sir Patrick Vallance, the government’s chief scientific adviser, told the news conference the UK was around three weeks behind Italy, which has been put into lockdown, in terms of the spread of coronavirus.
Figures released on Sunday show 35 people in the UK diagnosed with COVID-19 have died.
A government bill on emergency powers to deal with the coronavirus outbreak is to be set out tomorrow and published on Thursday.
It could include giving police powers to arrest and forcibly quarantine people who are sick with the virus but are not self-isolating.
Share this story
Subscribe to our Euro Weekly News alerts to get the latest stories into your inbox!
By signing up, you will create a Euro Weekly News account if you don’t already have one. Review our
Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page www.facebook.com/EuroWeeklyNews
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Download our media pack in either English or Spanish.