DHSC and PHE release statement on enhanced monitoring of passengers travelling from Wuhan
Department of Health and Social Care, Public Health England
Introduced on 22 January 2020
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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