Coronavirus has infected 85 people within the UK so far. Which activity is best avoided to protect yourself from the contagious disease?
Dr Naresh Trepan has advised people to take one precautionary step.
“Stop shaking hands,” he proclaimed.
The usual greeting in business settings could cause coronavirus to spread more quickly.
Workers who earn at least £118 per week will get statutory sick pay from the first day off work, not the fourth, to help contain coronavirus.
This will mean people will receive an extra £40.
Officials currently believe up to a fifth of the workforce may be off sick during the peak of an epidemic in the UK.
Britain’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty, raised the risk to the UK from low to moderate.