Coronavirus Update 06/04/2020

The Coronacirus is continuing to wreak havoc on people’s lives and the global economy.  Latest News 
  • 621 deaths were reported on Sunday Bringing the Total death toll to 4934
  • Boris Johnson admitted to hospital 
  • Scotland’s chief medical officer has resigned after making two trips to her second home during the coronavirus lockdown
  • London Parks were packed at the weekend 
  • Queen’s Message – We will Succeed
On Saturday 759 deaths were reported while on Sunday the figure fell slightly to 621. Total Deaths from Covid 19 in the UK have now reached 4,934. Total confirmed cases in the UK  have now reached 47,806. This trend is set to continue for at least another week possible 2.  Boris Johnson (55 Years Old) has been admitted to hospital with persistent symptoms and has taken the precautionary step of going to hospital under the advice of his doctor. US President Donald Trump began a White House press briefing by sending “our nation’s well wishes” for Mr Johnson’s “own personal fight with the virus”. Scotland’s chief medical officer has resigned after failing to take her own advice not once but twice. She was pictured on the weekend visiting her second home. She then later admitted during a televised press briefing that she had also made another visit to the property in Fife last weekend with her husband,  London Parks at the weekend were reported to have been full of people shunning the lockdown advice to bathe in the stunning weather the country experienced on the weekend. With temperatures remaining in the high teens low 20s all week some are worried if this trend continues the government will be forced to bring in tighter restrictions on our movements.  The Queen addressed the nation, giving a very moving speech, calling for discipline and unity in these difficult times.  Speaking from Windsor Castle, the Queen said: “While we have faced challenges before, this one is different.” “This time we join with all nations across the globe in a common endeavour, using the great advances of science and our instinctive compassion to heal. We will succeed – and that success will belong to every one of us. “We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return: we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again.” The Queen, 93, also said the “painful sense of separation from their loved ones” that social distancing was causing for people reminded her of the experience child evacuees had during the Second World War. “Now, as then, we know, deep down, that it is the right thing to do,” she said.  [cov2019]

Government Advice 

 Measures You Can Take 

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • Use hand sanitiser if soap and water are not available
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
  • Stay 2 metres (3 steps) away from other people, if you need to go outside

Who is at high risk?

You may be at high risk from coronavirus if you:
  • Have had an organ transplant
  • Are having certain types of cancer treatment
  • Have blood or bone marrow cancer, such as leukaemia
  • Have a severe lung condition, such as cystic fibrosis or severe asthma
  • Have a condition that makes you much more likely to get infections
  • Are taking medicine that weakens your immune system
  • Are pregnant and have a serious heart condition

What To Do If You Have Symptoms 

Continue to stay at home if you have either:
  • A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • A loss of smell or taste may be a sign that you have coronavirus, according to UK researchers. A team at King’s College London looked at responses from more than 400,000 people reporting suspected Covid-19 symptoms to an app. However a loss of smell and taste are also signs of other respiratory infections, such as the common cold. Experts say fever and cough remain the most important symptoms of the virus to look out for and act upon.
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home. Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do. ITCC Locksmiths do remain open for callouts, our technicians are taking extra precautions such as wearing gloves and masks for the protection of everyone.
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