PUBLISHED: 11:59, Tue, Mar 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 12:20, Tue, Mar 3, 2020
Prime Minister Boris Johnson appeared at Downing Street today to discuss the UK government’s plan of action surrounding the coronavirus epidemic. He was joined by the UK’S Chief Medical Officer and Chief Scientific Advisor. Within the conference, the PM addressed Britons with holiday plans who may be concerned about travelling to another country.
Although he said that travel should not be an issue for most Britons, he warned that some countries may not be well equipped to cope with the strain on their medical system.
The Chief Scientific Advisor said: “If you happen to be in a place with a weak service at the peak of the epidemic that might be more problematic.
“This is an issue for people who are older or have existing medical conditions.
“Consider the practicalities but that isn’t a point about moving the virus around, its just a practicality.”
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The Prime Minister says travel to countries with weak health care systems could be problematic (Image: Getty Images)
The PM spoke to the media earlier today (Image: Getty Images)
The Prime Minister also said that once the epidemic is everywhere, then actually restricting travel makes no sense at all.
Although the government said that holidays could still go ahead, it did advise to “curb all unnecessary travel”, especially for those who have existing medical conditions or are at risk.
“For the vast majority of us we should be going about our business as normal,” urged Johnson.
He said the government are “prepared for all eventualities” and “will make sure the NHS gets all the support it needs.”
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