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A punt operator in Cambridge wore a mask to protect himself from coronavirus in the tourist hotspot.

He wore a mask as he got ready to punt tourists from around the world on the River Cam, as the virus spreads across Britain.

At Boots in Cambridge the shelves have been emptied of antibacterial gel and a notice has been taped to the shelf stating: “Due to high demand of antibacterial gel, we have sold out for today.” The hand sanitiser had previously been limited to two per customer with a CCTV camera watching the shelf to make sure customers complied.

It comes after the government revealed its latest plans to deal with a coronavirus epidemic in the UK. Possible measures include school closures, reducing large gatherings and working from home. They said the military could provide support to emergency services if needed and police may have to help maintain public order if the virus spreads.

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