What should I do if I think I have it?
If there’s a chance you could have coronavirus, you may be asked to isolate yourself, warns the NHS.
This means that for 14 days after returning from China or other specified areas, you should:
- Stay at home
- Not go to work, school or public areas
- Not use public transport or taxis
- Ask friends, family members or delivery services to carry out errands for you
- Try to avoid visitors to your home – it’s OK for friends, family or delivery drivers to drop off food
“While the risk to people in the UK is low, these steps can help reduce the possible spread of infection,” explains the NHS.
What is the current situation in the UK?
As of 15 February, a total of 2,992 people have been tested, of which 2,983 were confirmed negative and nine positive.