Coronavirus: NHS targets fake news spreading online
Official NHS guidance about coronavirus is to appear at the top of internet search results in an attempt to combat misinformation about the infection.
The NHS said firms including Google and Facebook will help relay health advice in search results for “coronavirus”.
In the UK, five people have died from the virus. There were 319 confirmed cases as of 09:00 GMT on Monday.
It comes as the Foreign Office warned British residents against all but essential travel to Italy.
A spokesman for the UK Foreign Office said:
“The advice is that anyone who arrives from Italy subsequent to the Italian government decision should now self-isolate for 14 days.”
On Monday the Italian authorities extended strict quarantine measures to the entire country from Tuesday.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte ordered the country’s entire population to stay home and seek permission for essential travel.
He said passengers departing on flights would have to justify themselves, as will all those who arrived by plane.
SOURCE: BBC News