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Press Release - Cornavirus 04.03.2020

For immediate release: 4th March 2020

SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) - Alderney Health Advice

There are no reported cases of Coronavirus in Alderney or the wider Bailiwick but residents are asked to remain vigilant.

France, Egypt and Tenerife have now been added to the Group B country listing - previously mainly East Asian countries - and in the case of Tenerife this applies to anyone returning since 17th February 2020.

If you have been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus (Group A & Group B) in the last 14 days and are experiencing symptoms such as fever, dry cough or shortness of breath, no matter how mild, you should stay indoors and self-isolate. Please visit https://gov.gg/coronavirus for more information before contacting the IMC on 822077 or the MMH on 822822 for a telephone discussion with a GP.

Residents are asked to take everyday prevention actions to reduce the spread of the virus, such as thorough hand washing with soap and water, avoiding touching eyes or nose, and covering a cough or sneeze with a tissue and immediately disposing of used tissues.

The States of Alderney is taking additional cleaning measures which includes deep cleaning of surfaces including door and toilet handles in public buildings.

Group A countries are mainland China, Iran, South Korea and specific lockdown areas in Italy. Anyone returning from these locations should self-isolate irrespective of symptoms and contact Public Health Services on 01481-725241.

To find out how you can protect yourself from the virus, visit http://alderney.gov.gg/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=123597&p=0

Guernsey Public Health has issued advice and the full list of affected countries at https://gov.gg/coronavirus - this page is regularly updated with the latest information.

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