Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic update

07 April 2020

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The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to produce daily situation reports on the coronavirus disease COVID-19 pandemic, listing all affected countries and the number of confirmed cases.

As of 30 March 2020, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has announced that the UK government is working in partnership with the airline industry in an effort to charter flights to help British nationals who are currently overseas return home. Charter flights are being organised from certain countries only, further information can be found on the FCO website.

This latest FCO advisory also gives information to travellers who are unable to return home at this time. This includes following the advice of local authorities to help minimise the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and keeping up-to-date with FCO travel advice.

Information relating to travel and COVID-19 is available on the TRAVAX (for healthcare practitioners) and fitfortravel (for the general public) websites.

Information on COVID-19 for the general public is available on the NHS Inform (Scotland) and the NHS.UK (rest of the UK) websites.

Information and resources on COVID-19 for health professionals is availableĀ on theĀ Health Protection Scotland (HPS) (Scotland) and Public Health England (PHE) (rest of the UK) websites.

Source: TRAVAX, 31 March 2020