Coronavirus: Brits with ‘mild cough’ told to immediately self-isolate for a week

Schools have been told to cancel all foreign trips, and the elderly or anyone with underlying health conditions are advised to avoid cruise ships. It comes as the government officially moved into the “delay” phase of its response

Brits with a cough or temperature have been told to self isolate for a week as the government steps up its response to the coronavirus.

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Anyone who has even mild symptoms must immediately self-isolate for a week, starting tonight, Boris Johnson has announced.

It is understood the guidance applies to anyone who has a persistent cough or a temperature. Those self-isolating with mild symptoms are not advised to call 111.

The Prime Minister said at a press conference: “I must level with you and level with the British public. Many more families are going to lose loved ones before their time.”

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He described it as the “worst public health crisis for a generation”.

Schools will be advised to cancel all foreign trips, and the elderly or anyone with underlying health conditions are advised to avoid cruise ships.

www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/breaking-coronavirus-brits-mild-cough-21682819

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