Coronavirus: ‘Crucial’ we follow advice to stay indoors says Fife health boss

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The comments from the medical director of NHS Fife came as he has urged people to stay inside during the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr Christopher McKenna has urged people across Fife to stay indoors as much as possible as the virus starts to impact on the region’s health services and hospitals.

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He added that in order to safeguard the most vulnerable, even people who are not showing symptoms should only leave their homes when it is essential.

Victoria Hospital   (Pic: Fife Photo Agency)Victoria Hospital   (Pic: Fife Photo Agency)
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Dr McKenna, said: “We are really starting to see the effects of the COVID-19 virus in Fife, both in our hospitals and in our wider community.

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“It’s crucial that the people of Fife to do their bit in helping us to safeguard the most vulnerable in our society.

“The virus can be carried, and indeed spread, by those showing no symptoms at all.

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“That’s why we need everyone to follow the Scottish Government’s advice and stay at home – this helps protect the health of all of us, and particularly the more vulnerable members of our community such as our parents and grandparents.

“It is only through effective social distancing across whole communities that we can slow the spread of the virus down sufficiently that health and social care services in Fife can manage the numbers of acutely unwell patients we are anticipating over the coming weeks and months.”