Published 16 March 2020 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic The PM has said everyone in the UK should avoid “non-essential” travel and contact with others to curb coronavirus – as the country’s death toll hit 55. Boris Johnson said people should work from home where possible as part of a range of stringent new measures. Pregnant women, people over the age of 70 and those with certain health conditions should consider the advice “particularly important”, he said. People in at-risk groups will be asked within days to stay home for 12 weeks. More than 1,500 people have tested positive for the virus in the UK – but the actual number of cases is estimated to be between 35,000 and 50,000. The key new government measures are: Everyone should avoid gatherings and crowded places, such as pubs, clubs and theatres Everyone should work from home if they can All “unnecessary” visits to friends and relatives in care homes should cease People should only use the NHS “where we really need to” – and can reduce the burden on workers by getting advice on the NHS website where possible By next weekend, those with the… Read full this story
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