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Living in the UK during the COVID-19

Update 23/03/2020 # StayAtHome! The Prime Minister has finally raised is head from the sand and just last week has announced that it’s now time to implement strict measures. He started with the closure of schools, pubs and none essential shops a couple of days ago, and ended today implementing strict measures. With his latest

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Update 23/03/2020 # StayAtHome!

The Prime Minister has finally raised is head from the sand and just last week has announced that it’s now time to implement strict measures. He started with the closure of schools, pubs and none essential shops a couple of days ago, and ended today implementing strict measures. With his latest announcement you must #StayAtHome.

Update 16/03/2020

Now, while the PM in the UK is updating the country about the new measures, like suggesting people to work from home, pubs, cinemas and theaters closures..

Supermarkets faces high demand of online traffic with Britons busy in panic buying and therefore, online shops like Ocado have implemented online queue to let customers purchase food and placed restriction of the amount of items you can buy

On the other side, the national shop Tesco has all delivery slots booked for almost the next 10 days

While of 18 products of Toilet paper that the store used to stock, only one is left, with a only 2 pieces per order allowed

Despite what news papers, the government and the royal family wants people to think, it’s no longer the time of the famous slogan “keep calm and carry on”.

Learn from others isn’t that bad. Italy, my home country, is being locked down due to the covid-19 killer virus.

๐Ÿ˜ท Most of the country is under quarantine now.

Other European countries like Germany, France, Spain, Norway are about to take the same medical and political approach to contain the virus.

๐Ÿ›ฉ So, why the government in the UK is failing even to check people at the airport? We did the same mistake and look at how the virus spread fast.

uk covid-19 pandemic - ostrich hiding head under the sand

โณ The covid-19 pandemic won’t keep calm and wash our hands isn’t enough to delay its spread.

๐Ÿ’€Surely the NHS has no resources to face massive health care needs and most people in the UK will get infected and die if measures are not in place asap to contain the virus.

Wake-up UK, please!

Vaccine researcher from the Jenner Institute in Oxford:

Giacomo Gorini, spent three years at the national institute of America’s health in Washington, collaborated with Cambridge, then arrived in at the Oxford University as researcher last September 2018.

The Italian researcher is now working at the Jenner Insitute in Oxford to find a vaccine to defeat the covid-19.

In this interview for his home town newspaper he was asked:

How do you judge the situation in the UK?

His response was along these lines:

” Mistakes are being done similarly to those happened in Italy. Actually, up to today, the British government is doing even less because it’s is limiting to impose on those who have travelled to countries where the risk of infection was high to voluntarily self-isolate. There are no precautions in place to make sure citizen respect the self-isolation. It’s a mistake. At this stage, we don’t need a un-efficient approach. “



The Prime minister just yesterday said:

” We have done what can be done to contain the disease that now is a global pandemic. “

The truth is that the UK government has done nothing but tell people to wash their hands. Schools are still open and people are still free to go around spreading the virus to your loved ones.

He also said: “Many families will lose loved ones before the time. “

Surely doing nothing will kill thousands of people. That’s the approach the UK government has taken to face the pandemic so far.

Keep the numbers low by not testing people for the covid-19 infection and keep businesses, schools open just to avoid to get people bored to stay at home isn’t a strategy that will pay in the long run.

Avoid testing people surely makes the UK appear healthy compared with other European countries but just because to hire your head in the sand it doesn’t mean that the threat is no longer there.

They signed off the death of 400.000 citizens if the confirmed victims are around 1%, 40.000 people will die.


The NHS is unable to face a pandemic and the truth is that their advice is:

wash your hands and don’t call us if you are sick. Stay at home until the disease magically disappear or you get worse at a point that we definitely won’t be able to do anything for you except that watch you die.

All over the globe countries are taking serious measures and they are working together to face this pandemic. From Italy to France, Norway, Ireland, Netherlands to USA and China (where all started).

Every country and people are doing everything possible to delay the spread of the covid-19 but not the UK.

An Italian mum’s of three living since years in the UK has got the following answers from Britons regarding the pandemic:

  • The Media are exaggerating, making the situation bigger than it actually is.
  • Damn, how many cases do you have in Italy?
  • It’s just flu.
  • It only affects elderly and people with existing health conditions
  • the WHO has declared the pandemic because in Italy there are many cases. Look at ours, they are not much.
  • Wash our hands many times a day is enough
  • If schools close what we do with our kids at home?
  • If schools close who is going to look after them and how can we go to work?

Her kids went to school with kids who have been sick for days and their mum and children were not tested for the covid-19 at all from the NHS.

Source here.

I can’t believe that these are most of your concerns and opinions. The lack of cases in the UK is only due to the lack of checks that the NHS is carrying on.

When you get sick the NHS clearly tells you not to call them or go to the doctor, just stay at home. Surely you should stay at home much before you realize you got sick because after that you contracted the virus you have probably infected many people already.


Luckily, despite many Britons are proud of being known for their “stiff upper lip”, many more do not trust the government and its “do nothing” phase so they have started three petitions that I am happy to sign and share with you below:

  1. Implement UK lockdown for preventing spread of COVID19.
  2. Close Schools/Colleges down for an appropriate amount of time amidst COVID19.
  3. Take urgent steps to help the NHS prepare for COVID-19.

What are the NHS advises:

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.

These pages are for the public. There is coronavirus information for health professionals on the NHS England website.

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

Read our advice about staying at home.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Use the 111 coronavirus service

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

How coronavirus is spread

Because it’s a new illness, we do not know exactly how coronavirus spreads from person to person.

Similar viruses are spread in cough droplets.

It’s very unlikely it can be spread through things like packages or food.

How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus


  • wash your hands with soap and water often โ€“ do this for at least 20 seconds
  • always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell


  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

The Government Action Plan:

The plan has 4 phases but so far we are still in the first phase, do nothing.

The next phase will be closing businesses and schools but it seems far from the government mind to act immediately as many countries have already done to avoid losing people.

As a bilingual citizen, I realize that I have an advantage because I understand information and protocols in two languages, English, the international one and Italian, my native language. Italy that is experiencing first in Europe the spread of the coronavirus, known as covid-19.

So, I highly recommend visiting the website of the Italian’s Ministery of Health using google translator.

There you will be able to find out lots of useful details for your own safety. Information that the British government is hiding from the public, firstly avoiding to make the required checks for the virus on the population just to keep the numbers about the infected population down.

Make sure to keep your self constantly informed with the updates and directions released by the World Health Organization:

Dear fellow British citizens, please self inform and be responsible, as the history has sadly proved how rarely governments protect people, less we can trust the blondie conservative who follows the lead of his buddy, the American president of toupees DT.


๐Ÿ‘‘This article is written in collaboration with Serena Pecci.๐Ÿ‘‘