If you're feeling anxious about coronavirus, watch this statement from the chief medical officer for England

Greg Evans
Wednesday 18 March 2020 15:15
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With the amount of worry, hysteria and misinformation around at the moment, it's easy to become stressed and start fearing the worst.

That's why it is imperative to listen to the experts and those that have extensive knowledge about disease and illness, how it can spread and what it is likely to do.

Earlier this week the government introduced stronger measures and advice to the public to "flatten the curve" and prevent the spread of the virus further.

At that press conference was chief medical officer for England Chris Witty, who attempted to quell fears about the virus with some sage words.

He said:

For any individual person, the chances of dying from coronavirus are actually very low. Some people will not get the infection and many of the measures that we are doing at the moment will help with that. 

Some people will get it and have no symptoms at all. They won't even realise they had it.

For those that do have symptoms, the majority will have either a mild disease or a moderate disease meaning that they can easily manage it at home, without having to the NHS, directly or in any other way. 

This short segment of Witty's speech has been shared on Twitter and already received more than 900,000 views and people have found it to be greatly reassuring.

At the time of writing the Department for Health and Social Care in the UK confirmed that there has been 2,626 confirmed cases of coronavirus with 60 deaths. It should be stated that more than 56,000 people in the UK have been tested for the virus with at least 53,000 being confirmed as negative.

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