How is the UK getting ready for coronavirus?

Coronavirus: How is the UK planning for an outbreak?

27.2.2020

Coronavirus: How is the UK planning for an outbreak?

What will the government do if there is a UK coronavirus outbreak and how prepared is the NHS?

Image copyright Getty Images Coronavirus has been seen in more than 30 countries, with signs it is getting a foothold in Europe. But what is the government planning to do if there is a major outbreak in the UK and how prepared is the NHS? The hope is it can still be contained The government has said the UK is prepared for all eventualities. But ministers and health officials are still working on being able to contain any outbreaks in the UK. That involves spotting any cases quickly, isolating them and chasing up any contacts they have had to ensure they do not spread it if they have been infected. This is being done by Public Health England's (PHE) nine regional teams. The devolved administrations have their own arrangements. So far it has worked well. There have been 13 cases - but all have involved infection abroad in China and other Asian countries. There has been no transmission within the UK, but even if there is, that does not mean containment is defeated. If the authorities can chase the links in the transmission chain, they have a good chance of stopping its spread. There is obviously concern that more countries are seeing cases, particularly those in Europe where there is more frequent travel to and from the UK. So what happens if containment fails? Containment should not be seen as a win-or-lose game. Even if it fails, it will have bought the UK valuable time. Scientists will be closer to a vaccine being developed and if containment lasts until the spring or summer, the milder weather will help. There had been some hope the virus would find it harder to spread in warm weather - although the experience of other countries so far shows that is not the case. Nonetheless, delaying an epidemic until the summer would have the added benefit that the NHS would not be under so much pressure to cope. It is currently Read more: BBC News (UK)

Have we got Capt Mainwaring and Pike onboard yet ? The BBC charging the over 75's for a licence must help? It has been confirmed that the coronavirus outbreak was cause due the britexit. So its the 17 million or so people's fault that voted leave. It’s not How is the UK? CoronaVirusUpdates floods uksnow NeverTrustATory

THE ONE THING TO KNOW IF YOU DIE OF THIS VIRUS YOU PROBABLY WONT DIE IN A HOSPITAL BED, MAYBE IN A CORRIDOOR OR CAR PARK, THIS GOVERNMENT AS TOLD US THEY ARE READY, WE MUST ASSUME THEY HAVE GOT THE 40 HOSPITALS READY FULL OF NEW NURSES AND DOCTORS, WOULD THEY LIE!!! How about calming the eff down for a start?!

Drink lots of water and exercise don't drink alcohol and don't smoke, that should do it, that's the standard health bulletin for every illness😂😂😂 Are the government treating this like pension savings?

Coronavirus could kill half a million Britons and infect 80% of UK population, government documents indicateCivil servant briefing to ministers on 'reasonable worst case' scenario reveals scale of potential uncontrolled UK outbreak Civil servant briefing to ministers on 'reasonable worst case' scenario reveals scale of potential uncontrolled UK outbreak ...And then can we have another referendum on membership if the EU?

I'm beginning to wonder if this virus doesn't like the cold, has ever body checked this yet ?, spreading fast in hot countries? Self-isolate what a joke, anybody coming back from Italy etc. will have had contact with thousands of people, airports should have testing stations, they should be tested before self-isolation and consequences if they don't self-isolate remember people are dying from this.

How is the UK planning to get through this experience without the trust in government that is vital to social order during such crises? They lie brazenly. Oh, I know: we can turn to the BBC. Only we can't because you're as bad as they are these days. CoronaVirus COVIDー19 Erm, given trolley waits are already up 33% in England on this time last year not too well? The Tories are trying to right & turn around an NHS supertanker that they have purposely run aground in The Channel. They do not care one wit for the people of UK

oh that's easy. The government will blame the EU for not being allowed to do enough to protect us, while it does nothing but make a few empty gestures. Priti Patel will blame immigrants and doctors. Cummings will speak only in Numberjacks quotes and the Mail will decide 1/2 Did anyone ever see such a panic about the spread of flu every year, which bumps off thousands? (not only the aged either!!)

They asked the banking bosses, what will have the minimum impact on your wealth and profits? Between mid December 1999 and mid January 2000 there were 50,000 excess deaths; most probably due to a strong influenza that winter BREAKING: HMG spokesperson reveals plans to root out the cause of the CORVID19: 'HMG, acting on sound scientific advice, has appointed the Witchsmeller Pursuivant to investigate if this was a spell cast by malign forces in Brussels seeking to undermine our sovereignty.'

Hunt for Tenerife virus hotel guests who left BEFORE lockdown - with some back in UKBOSSES at the Tenerife hotel hit by a coronavirus outbreak are being asked for names of holidaymakers in a hunt to track down those flown back to the UK carrying the bug. Regional health chiefs hav…

BREAKING: HMG spokesperson stated: 'In the VERY unlikely event that those infected take a turn for the worse, and in order to avoid placing a further burden on ambulance services, traditional auxiliary health transportation services (non-fossil fuel) have been contracted.' BREAKING: HMG spokesperson stated that 'Her Majesty's Government, in recognition of the concern that the public feels, are advising the non-infected to visit the recently appointed very traditional British auxiliary healthcare advisers to receive prevention tips. Details below.'

BREAKING: HMG spokesperson stated: 'Once safely home safely daub a red cross on your front and back doors using the paint and brush you stored earlier. Exhortations on your walls such as 'LORD HAVE MERCY ON US' are permitted.' Don't worry, Mike Pence will tell us its fake and it'll all go away..... 😬😳😬🥴😷

BREAKING: HMG spokesperson releases details on essential items for those that believe they maybe infected. 'You are advised to carry (A) or (B) with you on your way home, while shouting 'UNCLEAN!' and make loud rattling or clanging sounds. Have (C) & (D) at home already.' It isn't. All the highly paid academic experts haven't got a damn clue. No crisis management in place. No balls to close down flights. All just hoping it will go away so they can get their fat cat pensions and elevations to the HofL. NotFitForPurpose

The government are currently at THIS stage. 😆 BREAKING: HMG spokesperson states 'We advise those that think they may be infected, and who are on their way home to isolate themselves, to change into easily recognizable attire, so other members of the public may avoid them. A suggested dress code is attached.'

Government recommendation to avoid getting covid-19 Immerse body in barrel of dung, do not wash, no-one will come close enough to you to give you covid-19 If you do not have dung then it can be sourced emanating from the mouth of any current member of the government Good Luck BREAKING: HMG cancel the plan to use leeches after discovering they would have to be sourced from the EU. An HMG spokesperson stated 'Dr. Hoffmann of Stuttgart, owner of the largest leech farm of Europe, isn't going to receive this contract. We are investigating alternatives'.

Dubai ruler trying to keep two judgments secret, UK court hearsSheikh Mohammed opposes release of family court rulings involving two of his children He has to be an extra from one of the Carry On films. Ye but no worries, middle class Brits will still be uploading their Jumeirah Instagram beach photos twats He wasn't even the best drummer in The Beatles.

The Tories are gonna deploy the army to kill all the po' folks..? Not enough BREAKING: HMG reveal their solution to COVID19, which has been tried and tested throughout the ages. No need to panic! Paracetamol How about everyone takes 14 days from tomorrow to stay at home, self isolate and stop this pesky virus spreading? Stand by........

Everyone hide in your fridge. Oh yer we're prepared, we got David Davis doing the excruciatingly detailed impact studies on it. Why you don't expose Indian government waht they doing with Muslim?

Plans to shut schools and curb travel in UK if coronavirus spreadsVirus appears in new cases across Europe as UK prepares contingency plans Very useful once it has spread? Too little too late Pope will be safe.

Can't plan for flooding and winter that happens every year so I guess it was nice knowing you all Go to the Winchester. Have a few pints. Wait for it all to blow over. Close the tunnel shut down the ports , check under all the lorries , and thank fuck for the channel Marshal law It's so overrated. Literally just a overhyped flu . Enough

Omg :( :( :( so fkin worried abt this coronavirus xxx Good Luck mitigating the risk of spreading. All the best.

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