CORRECTION: Novel coronavirus (50) Healthcare information for the general public (8) Special advice for those retunring from Wuhan and Hubei Province

24 February, 2020

In my previous message (49) I wrote 'The advice to self-isolate asymptomatic travellers from China is different to that given in UK and France (who advise only symptomatic cases to call a helpline and self-isolate)'

This was based on the current UK Government website: 'Chief Medical Officers are advising anyone who has travelled to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the last 14 days and is experiencing cough or fever or shortness of breath, to stay indoors and call NHS 111, even if symptoms are mild.'

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-...

However, importantly, I now note there is ***special advice for those returning from Wuhan and Hubei Province***:

'If you have travelled from Wuhan or Hubei Province to the UK in the last 14 days you should immediately:

- 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 area'

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-...

Best wishes, Neil

Coordinator, HIFA Project on Information for Citizens, Parents and Children (sponsorship opportunity)

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