NHS to test Londoners for coronavirus at home

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NHS to test Londoners for coronavirus at home

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22.2.2020

NHS to test London ers for coronavirus at home

Fresh approach to detecting Covid-19 aims to limit spread of infection across capital

The NHS has started testing people for coronavirus in their own homes in London. The new approach will be expanded to other areas outside the capital in the coming weeks. Prof Keith Willett, the NHS strategic incident director for coronavirus, said: “We have started to pilot home testing for coronavirus in London, which will be carried out by NHS staff, like nurses or paramedics, allowing people to stay home rather than having to travel, which is safer for you and your family and limits the spread of infection. “Anyone who is concerned they have signs and symptoms should continue to use NHS 111 as their first point of contact. They will tell you exactly what you need to do and, where necessary, the right place to be tested. “People should also play their part by following public health advice: wash your hands, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when you cough or sneeze, and put used tissues in the bin immediately. “I would also like to thank the NHS staff who are back in Arrowe Park [hospital] ready to provide excellent care and support to the British nationals who are returning from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan.” Dozens of Britons who have spent more than two weeks on the coronavirus-stricken cruise ship off the Japanese coast are preparing to return home this weekend. Late on Friday night GMT, the Foreign Office tweeted: “We can confirm the evacuation flight from Japan has now departed with 32 British and European passengers on board, as well as British government and medical staff. It is due to arrive in the UK on Saturday morning.” The passengers are due to land at the Boscombe Down Ministry of Defence base, near Salisbury in Wiltshire. Only those without symptoms will be allowed to board the plane, and all the passengers will be taken to Arrowe Park in Wirral for 14 days of quarantine. Topics Read more: The Guardian

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Better plan than China at least. Good. I work in infection control scenarios all the time, and masks don't work by themselves if we don't wash our hands. One thing that has been consistently helpful in my workplace is the use of hand sanitizer gel. I use it whenever I have been to a store. It's obv now that this is going to be a global pandemic. There is zero chance our NHS can handle this.

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