Coronavirus protection: Do N95 masks work?

Should I wear a face mask amid outbreak?

THE coronavirus has killed more than 100 people and infected thousands since being discovered in Wuhan, China last month. Here’s how you can protect yourself from the deadly virus – do N95 masks work?

The deadly coronavirus has infected thousands and killed at least 100 since its discovery in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late December. In the UK, around 90 people are being tested for the deadly virus, and the Chief Medical Officer for England said there was a “fair chance” the UK would see a case.

Officials are still trying to trace around 2,000 people who have flown in to the UK from Wuhan in the past two weeks.

In its daily advisory the Department of Health said: “As of January 25, a total of 31 UK tests have concluded, of which 31 were confirmed negative and zero positive.

The deadly coronavirus has infected thousands and killed at least 100 since its discovery in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late December. In the UK, around 90 people are being tested for the deadly virus, and the Chief Medical Officer for England said there was a “fair chance” the UK would see a case.

Officials are still trying to trace around 2,000 people who have flown in to the UK from Wuhan in the past two weeks.

In its daily advisory the Department of Health said: “As of January 25, a total of 31 UK tests have concluded, of which 31 were confirmed negative and zero positive. “There are currently no confirmed cases in the UK or of UK citizens abroad, and the risk to the public is low.

“The Government is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to work with the World Health Organization (WHO) and international community.

“The Government’s approach is guided by the advice of the Chief Medical Officer.

“If and when a first case in the UK is confirmed, it will be announced as soon as possible by the Chief Medical Officer of the affected country.

“This will be followed by a statement by England’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty.”

The virus has so far spread to 10 countries outside of China, including France, the US and Australia.

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