Hospitals in Blackpool and Preston have now set up isolation areas for patients with suspected coronavirus. The Blackpool signposting to the isolation area is shown above, whilst installation of the Preston isolation cabins is pictured to the left. This development comes after all NHS hospitals in England were ordered to set up priority assessment pods where people can be isolated if doctors suspect patients have the virus.
However, these pods are not the only measure in place. The chief executive of NHS England, Sir Simon Stevens, has said that many more people need to self-isolate to stop the spread of coronavirus. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, coughing, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, this infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.
As a precaution, you should avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.
Other recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing and thoroughly cooking meat and eggs.