Coronavirus threat likely to become more significant says Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson has said the coronavirus is “a problem” that is “likely to become more significant” in the UK, but that people should continue to go about their “business as usual” for the moment.

The Prime Minister added: “We’ll be making every possible preparation for that and this country is very, very well prepared.”

This morning Mr Johnson chaired an emergency Cobra committee, and Downing Street has said that a UK-wide action plan to tackle Covid-19 had been agreed and will be published tomorrow.

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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