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The Government and NHS are well prepared to deal with the Coronavirus.
A coronavirus is a type of virus. Typical symptoms include fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.
Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.
A key source of information for the public can be found on the NHS website. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19 There is advice on dos and don’ts and details on when you should call the NHS 111 number.
A blog by Public Health England is updated regularly with the latest information and provides some helpful answers to frequently asked questions. https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know
You can also follow the Department of Health and Social Care on Twitter – they will post at the very least at 2pm every day. https://twitter.com/DHSCgovuk
The latest travel advice can be found here. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus
And finally, one of the best ways to protect yourself from illnesses is to wash your hands thoroughly and regularly. Watch this helpful NHS video on how best to clean your hands. https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/best-way-to-wash-your-hands