Stay cautious. Stay smart. Stay home. Stay clean.

“The longer people don’t self isolate and social distance, the longer this is going to go on for!!”

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This is how the virus is spreading in Devon:

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By https://corona.katapult-magazin.de/ – https://corona.katapult-magazin.de/, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=63433407

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_distancing

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Ten days ago, members of the County Council’s health committee urged social distancing to be taken more seriously:

Four County Councillors urge the Government to bring forward social distancing measures to reduce the impact of the Coronavirus

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In today’s Herald on-line, a former employee of the Archant publishing group is urging this even more strongly – from the direct experience of living in Spain:

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Former East Devon man calls for people to socially distance themselves as he experiences lockdown in Mallorca

Matthew Cull, 42, who has been living on the Spanish island for around three years, has said he thinks the United Kingdom is in denial about the seriousness of the situation.

He said: “There is a general feeling of bewilderment and embarrassment in Spain at how blasé the UK population seem to be taking this situation. It’s not just me. We are all urging friends and family in the UK to understand that the UK is following the graph of both Spain and Italy, and therefore on course for well over 4,000 deaths within the next two weeks yet ‘visiting mum’ or ‘going for a walk’, or taking the whole family shopping is reason enough to leave the house.

“They simply don’t realise the numbers of people already infected, who don’t actually know they have it, are all out passing the virus on to others. It seems the UK is in denial.”

“The enormity of what’s about to happen in the UK over the next ten days or so just isn’t registering with anyone it seems.”

He appealed directly to residents and said: “Please, please, please wake up to what is happening!

“Use your common sense and self-isolate.

“You shouldn’t need to wait for Boris to actually tell you stay indoors by way of a lockdown

“Start properly social distancing NOW!!

“The longer people don’t self isolate and social distance, the longer this is going to go on for!!”

Former East Devon man calls for people to socially distance themselves as he experiences lockdown in Mallorca

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A video sent in by a correspondent from Torquay demonstrates the science behind this:

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Stay cautious. Stay smart. Stay home. Stay clean.

And share this video with everyone you can. Lives may depend on it!

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