It has been revealed that the number of confirmed Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases has more than doubled over the weekend in Salford.
There are now 23 positive cases recorded in the city by Public Health England but this figure is thought to be much higher in reality and is expected to grow rapidly over the coming weeks.
Meanwhile the Prime Minister faces pressure to order a country-wide lock down in an attempt to stop the spread, this comes after thousands of people ignored Boris Johnson's calls for social distancing earlier in the week.
Over the weekend many flouted the advice given by the Government to head to the parks and beaches with their families. This has sparked fears that the UK could be well onto a similar path as Italy which has seen the worst of the pandemic with over 5,000 deaths recorded in the country so far.
We can not underline the importance of maintaining cleanliness to help stop the spread to others.
Please wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water at regular intervals and avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose and mouth which offer easy entry into the body for the infection.
If you need to cough, do it into a hanky or in an emergency into your elbow, dispose of all hankies by double bagging them and placing them in your black bin.
If out and about try to avoid touching the least amount of surfaces you can to avoid picking up or spreading infection.
Instead of using your hand to push open a door, try to use your elbow where possible.
Avoid holding on to handrails if you can and if you have access to it, use hand sanitiser with over a 60% alcohol content.
If you do not have access to sanitiser then wash your hands at the first opportunity and avoid touching your face until you do so.