• COVID-19 death toll in the UK is now at 335
  • PM Boris Johnson thinking of imposing a total lockdown
  • Coronavirus emergency warning sign include inability to perform this

The COVID-19 death toll in the UK at 335 people is likely to increase tensions and fear all over Britain. Reports of this sudden increase came as Mr. Boris Johnson met with fellow COBRA members in an emergency meeting to decide on how to best deal with the snowballing crisis. While government officials drew plans on the best ways to approach the problem, the general public is being urged to become active participants and do their part in the pandemic.

Officials and public health bodies are advising anyone who observes warning signs linked to the deadly virus to immediately self-isolate for seven days counting from the time they spot them. The National Health Service said that among the symptoms to look out for are high fever and a new, continuous cough. Medical professionals also sent out advisories regarding the loss of smell as among the new symptoms to watch out for.

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Emergency Warning Signs

According to the official government advisory, you need not inform the NHS if you are going to self-isolate. There are instances, however, where the need to call emergency services is warranted. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there are several emergency warning signs you need to be on the lookout for. The health body also said that these symptoms are more serious and anyone who experiences these must immediately seek medical attention.

The CDC said that the inability to arouse is considered an emergency that needs immediate medical attention. Other emergency warning signs include feeling persistent pain or pressure in your chest and having trouble breathing. If you experience any of these serious symptoms, you are to immediately call the emergency helpline NHS 111.

Quick Facts About Self-Isolation

During self-isolation, you must avoid all contacts for at least seven days. Try requesting other family members or friends to do your errands for you. If you live with someone who has manifested COVID-19 symptoms, you also need to stay home for 14 days counting from the day such someone observed the symptoms.

If you are living with someone aged 70 years old or over, you need to look for a different place for them to stay for 14 days. The same applies if the person you are living with is suffering from a long-term condition, has a weak immune system, or is pregnant.