Coronavirus is set to be discussed at an emergency COBRA meeting at lunchtime on Thursday 12th March. Its expected the UK will move from the containment phase of COVID-19 to delaying its spread. What symptoms should get you reaching for your phone?
Hot to the touch? Having a fever is one common symptom of COVID-19. But, hold your horses, are you suffering from a dry cough too?
The NHS 111 online service asks a few questions before it advises people to ring the hotline.
The first question the online service asks is whether or not you’ve travelled outside the UK in the past 14 days.
COVID-19 has spread across the world, with the number of cases growing each day.
Italy is currently in lockdown – with Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte closing restaurants, bars, hairdressers and other non-essential company departments.
America has suspended flights from Europe into the US for 30 days and the UK is moving to the next stage to deal with the outbreak.
Should you have presented symptoms of coronavirus – such as fever and a dry cough – the NHS 111 service also asks if you’ve been in close contact with somebody with confirmed coronavirus.
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The WHO also notes other symptoms of COVISD-19 to be aware of.
In addition to a fever, cough and shortness of breath, another symptom of COVID-19 is fatigue.
The WHO also state some people with the infection may suffer from aches and pains.
Furthermore, nasal congestion may be present, as well as a runny nose, sore throat or diarrhoea.
It adds 80 percent of people recover from the disease without needing special treatment.
If you’re asked to self isolate and are feeling under the weather, self-care should be a top priority.
Similar to if you were suffering from a normal cold, rest, drink lots of fluids to keep hydrated and eat well.
Make sure you’re eating lots of fruits and vegetables in your diet to help your recovery.