In the UK, the government decided to start a coronavirus control program, where 600 people will be tested per week. The coronavirus tests of 9 people have been positive in the country so far.
According to the headlines of the country’s leading newspapers, thousands of Britons were decided to be tested, worrying that there may be many more cases than known in the UK after the unexpected increase in the number of people carrying coronavirus in Europe.
600 PEOPLE TO BE TESTED PER WEEK
The Public Health Agency has announced that they will start a “follow-up” program, where 600 people will be tested per week. In the program, which includes 100 health clinics and 11 hospitals, even those who show very few symptoms and patients who have never been to “high risk” countries will be tested.
SCHOOLS CAN BE CLOSED, MASS RESTRICTED TO MASS TRANSPORT
In addition to the tests, the President of the British Public Health Agency, Chris Whitty, stated that they “are exploring all options” to combat the spread of the virus.
Expressing that schools can be closed within this scope, but there is no need to make such a mass decision at this stage, Whitty also said that there may be restrictions on the use of public transportation. Whitty also said that if the threat increases, the entire family of the infected person can be quarantined.
“I SHOULD BE CONCERNELY
British Health Minister Matt Hancock said he was “very concerned” about the outbreak, while the government advised British citizens not to travel to 11 quarantined towns in Italy unless mandatory.
CORONAVIRUS OUT OF NINE PEOPLE
Precautions were taken in at least 12 schools attended by students returning from a ski vacation in Italy. While education was interrupted in at least 2 schools, some students and staff were sent to their homes in others.
In Scotland, officials warned that major meetings could be banned if the virus spreads.
Irish officials announced that they would call for the cancellation of the rugby match between Ireland and Italy this weekend in Dublin, otherwise a “significant risk” might arise.
Until now, only 9 people had positive tests, and Britain had declared its coranavirus “serious and imminent threat.