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22 January 2020

DHSC and PHE release statement on enhanced monitoring of passengers travelling from Wuhan

Introduced by

Department of Health and Social Care, Public Health England

Targeted at

Not applicable


Introduced on 22 January 2020

Stated aims

To monitor the emerging situation in Wuhan and limit the chances of a widespread outbreak in the UK


The government states that it is putting in place enhanced monitoring from flights from Wuhan to UK. Passengers will be checked for symptoms and given advice. The risk to the UK population from COVID-19 is assessed as 'low' (raised from 'very low'). 'The UK is well prepared for new diseases and our approach is kept under constant review.'


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