AGENCIES, London: The UK government has put in elaborate plan to tackle the spread of coronavirus. The regime has said that “it is possible that up to one-fifth of employees may be absent from work” during the peak of a coronavirus epidemic in the UK.
According to its coronavirus action plan, published on Tuesday, “police would concentrate on responding to serious crimes and maintaining public order” in the case of a significant loss of officers and staff.
Other measures put in place in the event of the disease becoming “established in the UK”, would be: school closures, encouraging greater home working, (and) reducing the number of large-scale gatherings.
The plan comes as the UK has seen a rise in cases, which has seen the government scale up testing measures in recent days. As of Tuesday morning, there are 40 confirmed cases of the virus in the UK. According to the country’s Department of Health, a total of 13,525 people have been tested in the UK, of which 13,485 were confirmed negative and 40 positive.