The coronavirus (Covid-19) has spread around the world fast since it emerged at the beginning of this year. More than 782,300 people are known to be infected, and more than 37,500 deaths have been recorded worldwide.
The bulk of new cases being recorded each day are now outside China, and the virus is now present in nearly every country of the world.
There have now been 22,453 confirmed cases in the UK, although many more people are thought to be infected, and 1,408 patients have died. More than 120,000 people have now been tested in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Experts have been warning for years that the world is overdue a major disease outbreak, but there is much that individuals can do to protect themselves and others.
This practical guide is designed to keep you safe and will be updated daily. It is underpinned with advice from leading
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