Corona Virus – Gibraltar prepares

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A co-ordinating group has been established to monitor Coronavirus in Gibraltar.

A recent meeting involved Government departments, the Royal Gibraltar Police and Gibraltar’s Essential Services.

During the meeting, the Director of Public Health, Dr Sohail Bhatti, briefed the group on the current state of the virus.

The Acting Chief Minister the Hon Prof John Cortes who has responsibility for Public Health, chaired the meeting, which was also attended by Minister for Civil Contingencies, Samantha Sacramento and Minister for Health, Paul Balban.

The risk – identified at the time of publication – centres on people who have been to mainland China from mid-January.

If you have cold-like or flu symptoms, it is advised to stay at home, drink plenty fluids and keep warm. You can also call the PCC 20072266 where infection control nurses are on hand to give advice.

In the meantime, current medical thinking is that Coronavirus could be spread by droplets, so good hygiene with frequent hand washing will help stop its spread.

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