With the ongoing media coverage with regards to Coronavirus (COVID-19) it may be pertinent to share some information. All information has been sourced from official channels. There are no reported cases within the Armed Forces and all forum users are urged to remain calm. However with individuals in the military often coming into close bodily contact with one another the importance of infection control cannot be over stated. When sharing accommodation with others (for example during PRMC or CTC) there are simple measures you can take to maintain good health and the health of your oppos. You can help stop yourself and others falling ill with good hygiene measures. Wash your hands regularly with soap and warm water, as well as: regularly cleaning surfaces such as your bed space, telephone and door handles to get rid of germs using tissues to cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze putting used tissues in a bin as soon as possible Number of cases As of 9am on 14 March 2020, 37,746 people have been tested in the UK, of which 36,606 were confirmed negative and 1,140 were confirmed as positive. 21 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 have died. The Department of Health and Social Care will be publishing updated data every day at 2pm until further notice. If more cases are confirmed in the UK, it will be announced as soon as possible by the Chief Medical Officer of the affected country. Risk level Based on the World Health Organization’s declaration that this is a public health emergency of international concern, the UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk to the UK from low to moderate. This permits the government to plan for all eventualities. We have been working in close collaboration with international colleagues and the World Health Organization to monitor the situation in China and around the world. If you have returned from these specific areas since 19 February, I suggest you should not attend any military camp and call NHS 111 and stay indoors and avoid contact with other people even if you do not have symptoms: Iran specific lockdown areas in northern Italy as designated by the Government of Italy ‘special care zones’ in South Korea as designated by the Government of the Republic of South Korea Hubei province (returned in the past 14 days) If you have returned from these areas since 19 February and develop symptoms, however mild, you should stay indoors at home and avoid contact with other people immediately and call NHS 111. You do not need to follow this advice if you have no symptoms. northern Italy (anywhere north of Pisa, Florence and Rimini) Vietnam Cambodia Laos Myanmar Based on current evidence, coronavirus (COVID-19) presents with flu-like symptoms including a fever, a cough, or difficulty breathing. The current evidence is that most cases appear to be mild. Those who have died in China appear to have had pre-existing health conditions.