The first case of coronavirus infection in Scotland

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The Scottish authorities announced on Sunday the first case of the introduction of a new type of coronavirus into the region. According to the government of this administrative-political part of the United Kingdom, the disease caused by the coronavirus is diagnosed in a person who returned from Italy.

Thus, the number of infections in the UK reached 36, with 13 of them announced only on Sunday. In addition to Scotland, one case was also recorded in Northern Ireland and Wales, all the remaining 33 – in England, where at least four cases of transmission of the virus in the country were confirmed.

On March 2, Cobra’s emergency government committee meeting on the spread of coronavirus will be held at Prime Minister’s Office in Downing Street.

On Saturday, the government circulated the priorities of a strategy to contain the outbreak of a virus-related disease. It provides for the possibility of canceling mass events, non-urgent operations, attracting retired doctors to the provision of medical services. In the meantime, the main recommendation for the population is to wash their hands often and self-insulate in the slightest presence of the disease.


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