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Wake up to coronavirus, Britain!

(9 Posts)
giulia Sun 16-Feb-20 20:05:50

Britain is the only country NOT making arrangements to retrieve its citizens from the Diamond Princess.


I was also surprised by how it has taken for there to be a serious thread about the virus on Gransnet.

giulia Sun 16-Feb-20 20:06:27

by how LONG it has taken

EllanVannin Sun 16-Feb-20 20:16:44

Aren't they better staying put ( isolation ) during this period to make doubly sure they aren't infected then they can be flown back here when it's safe to do so ?

EllanVannin Sun 16-Feb-20 20:19:13

The virus has to be contained, not spread around, especially if any of them have been in close contact with the infection.

giulia Sun 16-Feb-20 20:21:47

EllanVannin Well, 40 of the 400 Americans retrieved have proved positive:

All that re-circulated air?

EllanVannin Sun 16-Feb-20 20:25:20

That's USA's problem, not ours. Providing they don't come here.

Urmstongran Sun 16-Feb-20 21:19:30

We’ve been advised to wash our hands - thoroughly after coming home. First thing. And to do it properly with soap and hot water whilst singing two verses of ‘Happy Birthday’ to oneself. That’s a reminder as apparently according to this particular doctor, one verse isn’t long enough.

Don’t you just love us Brits?



M0nica Sun 16-Feb-20 21:24:24

As I understand it the Foreign Office is investigating doing just what you say it isn't. The plan is to evacuate them to Japan to serve their quarantine out before returning home

MawB Sun 16-Feb-20 21:46:37

I was also surprised by how (long?) it has taken for there to be a serious thread about the virus on Gransnet

There are at least three Coronavirus threads Giuilia- two under “Health” and one under “News and Politics” going back to January.
I don’t know why you don’t consider them serious however. confused