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Advice on the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus

28 Jan 2020

The latest advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) - 28 January, 8pm

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This advice is correct at the time of publication of this news article.  For the latest information, please check Public Health England and the University’s coronavirus website.

Update 28 January 2020 8pm

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) continue to advise against all travel to Hubei Province, and now advise against all but essential travel to the rest of mainland China (not including Hong Kong and Macao).

There are currently no confirmed cases in the UK or of UK citizens abroad, and the risk to the public is low. The Government is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to work with the World Health Organization (WHO) and international community.

Advice for travellers from Hubei

If you have returned from Hubei in the last 14 days:

  • stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with other flu viruses
  • contact NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the province

If you are in Northern Ireland, call your GP.

Please follow this advice even if you do not have symptoms of the virus

If you develop a fever, difficulty breathing or a cough, you should continue to follow the advice above. Please do not leave your home until you been given advice by a clinician.

Recent travellers to Wuhan City and those due to travel should keep up to date with the following FCO and Public Health England advice and monitor the websites for further updates:

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