Britain advises travelers self isolate after north Italy trips

UK


LONDON (Reuters) – Britain said on Tuesday that people who had visited northern Italy should self isolate if they had any flu-like symptoms after Europe’s worst outbreak of coronavirus so far flared up in the regions of Lombardy and Veneto.

“Those who have been to northern Italy – that is essentially anybody who has been to Italy north of Pisa – should, if they have flu-like symptoms, self isolate,” Health Secretary Matt Hancock said.

“If people have been to the affected areas that the Italian government has quarantined, then they should self isolate whether or not they have symptoms,” Hancock said.

Britain’s health ministry also advised travelers returning from Iran, the special care zones of South Korea and China’s Hubei province to self isolate even if they had no symptoms.

Those returning from Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar should self isolate if they develop symptoms, the ministry said.

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; Editing by Alistair Smout



Source link

Articles You May Like

UK coronavirus death toll shocking, not known when peak will be – Gove
Taiwan says WHO not sharing coronavirus information it provides, pressing complaints
Britain to build two further temporary coronavirus hospitals
Line survey finds 7% of users in Tokyo have at least one coronavirus symptom
What a drag! Self-isolating Aussie queen takes routine online

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *