Corona Virus goes pandemic

On the 12th of March, Corona Virus was declared a pandemic across the world by the World Health Organisation.

The United Kingdom has taken steps to contain and reduce the impact and spread of the virus.

Commenting on the virus, the National Health Service admits that they “do not know exactly how coronavirus spreads from person to person.”

However, they recommend that individuals exercise good judgement and wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

In addition, they recommend to clean hands after coming into work or to home, along with using hand gel and covering mouth and noise with a tissue or sleeve, whenever coughing or sneezing.

Adding to this, the NHS said to “avoid close contact with people who are unwell.”

Because there is no known cure for the virus, it is recommended to stay in isolation for at least seven day until recovery.

The currently known symptoms for the coronavirus are if an individual has a high temperature or a new continuous cough.

It is recommended to not go to a GP, pharmacy or hospital if anyone is displaying said temperatures.

Speaking on the matter, the University of Roehampton said that “the wellbeing of our students and staff is our Main Priority.

“Roehampton is following government and NHS guidance in relation to coronavirus and we will continue to monitor this closely.

“The university is rolling out plans to move towards delivering remote leaning and teaching, academic guidance and other student by the middle of next week (week commencing 16 march).”

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