The plans are believed to have been discussed between Downing Street and House of Commons authorities. According to the Mail on Sunday, one MP expressed fears Mr Johnson will have “martial law” style control of the United Kingdom. A Cabinet Minister hit back warning the travel MPs undertake from constituencies to Westminster made them potential super spreaders.
The Government vowed to do “everything possible” to tackle the virus.
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have tweeted advice on tackling the virus, which has claimed the life of one Briton previously quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise liner.
DHSC wrote: “Screenshot this tweet and share with family and friends via WhatsApp, Messenger, etc.
“Catch sneezes and coughs in a tissue.
“Bin tissues straight after use.
“Kill germs by frequently washing you hands with soap.”
Several proposals have emerged since last night including the suggestion that retied GPs could be commissioned for help with diagnosis and treatment, though concerns over the health of these retirees has been raised.
The Government may look to encourage more working from home and even use troops to cordon off affected areas.
There have been 23 confirmed cases of the virus in the UK at the time of writing.
More than 200 British holidaymakers have been quarantined in a Tenerife hotel but have been told they will be allowed to fly home if they test negative.
Some have already left the H10 Costa Adeje Palace Hotel.
The Government’s updated action plan calls for washing hands for 20 seconds or more.
Mr Hancock said “every part of government is working together to share the responsibility of tackling the health, economic, and social impacts… but cannot do this alone.
“Every single person has a role to play in helping to manage the spread of the virus – whether that’s washing your hands more often, catching your sneezes, and following clinical advice.”
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has called on Iran to “immediately allow” officials to examined jailed Briton Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.
Her husband, Richard Ratcliffe, said he suspects his wife has the virus but added prison staff were refusing to test her.
Iran has seen a deadly outbreak around the city of Qom.
Published at Sun, 01 Mar 2020 03:45:00 +0000