1.5 million Britons who survived organ transplants, living with serious illnesses, or being treated with drugs that suppress the immune system, must comply with strict quarantine, the UK Department of Health said.
The UK government has urged citizens of countries with the highest risk of coronavirus infection not to leave their homes during quarantine. This is stated in the press service of the Ministry of Health.
The request of the department concerns 1.5 million people who survived the transplantation of organs;willow with severe illnesses such as cystic fibrosis and severe chronic bronchitis, blood or bone marrow cancer. In addition, we are talking about people who are treated with drugs that suppress the immune system.
This week, doctors will contact people with these diseases and will recommend staying at home for at least 12 weeks. They will also be delivered food and medicine to their homes.
The UK Ministry of Health has published instructions for people with the highest risk of infection:
- “Strictly avoid contact with a person who exhibits symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). These symptoms include fever and / or persistent coughing;
- Do not leave your home for at least 12 weeks, starting Monday 23 March.
- Do not attend meetings. This includes meeting friends and families in private spaces, such as family homes, weddings, parties, and religious services.
- Do not go shopping; when arranging the delivery of food or medicine, they should be left at the door to minimize contact;
- Keep in touch using remote technologies such as telephone, Internet and social networks;
- Use telephone or online services to contact your general practitioner or to request other necessary services when you need it. “