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AIBU not to see my DP because of Coronavirus?

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sensibleoroverthinking Sun 23-Feb-20 15:01:33

My DP have just got back from a tour of South Korea and Japan. They have asked if they can come round next weekend to see me and DS, aged nearly 1.

I've said no! I want to wait two weeks to make sure they don't have coronavirus. I tried to say it tactfully but I think they might be a bit offended.

AIBU?

Samcarpy92 Sun 23-Feb-20 15:06:15

Yes you are.

FortunatelyDark Sun 23-Feb-20 15:07:30

Have they felt ill?

Avocadohips Sun 23-Feb-20 15:08:35

What does the foreign office travel advice have to say on the subject? I'd follow that.

namechangerblob Sun 23-Feb-20 15:11:10

Yanbu. I would feel the same. Doesn't matter if they currently feel well due to incubation period - proven to be up to 24 days with plenty of people testing negative a number of times before going on to become ill. I read that one of the Americans who caught the virus had only just become symptomatic after returning from China on 3rd or 4th of Feb.

BambooBoobam Sun 23-Feb-20 15:14:19

YANBU.

Toomboom Sun 23-Feb-20 15:21:48

My son was in Thailand and Japan and got back last week. I have told him that he has to wait two weeks before visiting. While the risk is low I have parents with health issues and very low immune systems, so I can't take the possible risk of infecting them.

He has been fine about it as he understands. I think that you need to just tell your parents no until the incubation period has passed.

Jiggeriepokerie Sun 23-Feb-20 15:25:17

You're not BU really. Both those countries are in the high risk category so if you've got vulnerable family members then not seeing someone for a couple of weeks isn't the end of the world.

sensibleoroverthinking Sun 23-Feb-20 15:27:11

Thanks all. Interesting to read others' takes on this.

Yes it's the two week incubation period I am worried about. South Korea has just declared it a public health emergency I believe. I obviously hope my DP don't have it for their own sakes, and I know the likelihood is low, but to potentially expose a 1 year old to it feels a bit reckless when they could just wait another week or two.

My poor DM sounded a bit disappointed though sad

user1480880826 Sun 23-Feb-20 15:28:12

I would do exactly as you have done. Not worth the risk, especially when you have a baby.

sewingsinger Sun 23-Feb-20 15:31:55

YANBU and your parents should be taking the lead on this. I think actually that if I had been in Japan and South Korea for a few weeks I would be self isolating as much as I could. For those who are saying 'don't be ridiculous' have a look at todays news and see that South Korea are now on the highest alert due to a surge in cases.

aSofaNearYou Sun 23-Feb-20 15:39:46

I'd be interested to know why one person has said you are being unreasonable. I wouldn't say it was likely he has it, but can't see what's unreasonable about not wanting to take the risk with a young baby in the house.

aSofaNearYou Sun 23-Feb-20 15:40:39

Sorry "they" not "he", I always read DP to mean partner.

Fairylea Sun 23-Feb-20 15:42:32

Yanbu.

StSaulOfSnacks Sun 23-Feb-20 15:44:16

YANBU

Merename Sun 23-Feb-20 15:45:11

Yanbu, I’d do the same.

Iooselipssinkships Sun 23-Feb-20 15:45:59

I understand your concern OP, I think it's better to be caution that not, and not to alarm anyone but it's looking like it's around 24 days incubation now rather than the 2 weeks. Some symptoms in people didn't appear until then. One being 19 days. It's available to read online if you search.

HisValentine Sun 23-Feb-20 15:48:45

They have diagnosed someone after a 27 day incubation period! See them next month!

Cleo22 Sun 23-Feb-20 15:49:04

Yanbu

fellyjish Sun 23-Feb-20 15:49:16

My dad is going to Singapore for work in a couple of weeks. I've told him I won't be seeing him for 2 weeks after he's back and I'd expect him to self-isolate. We don't yet know enough about when it's contagious and how it transmits. I have a baby and don't want him catching it

nutellalove Sun 23-Feb-20 15:50:02

YANBU

namechangetheworld Sun 23-Feb-20 15:50:32

YANBU at all OP. Why risk it?

Josette77 Sun 23-Feb-20 15:50:44

YANBU

sensibleoroverthinking Sun 23-Feb-20 15:51:50

I guess the person/people who think IABU probably think I'm being a bit "precious", and I did wonder that myself, but it's good to know others feel the same as me too.

I expect my parents feel I am being precious, they are much more gung ho than I am and they already think I am over protective of DS so this will just reinforce that! confused

Mencho Sun 23-Feb-20 15:53:36

A couple of weeks ago I probably would have said you were being over-cautious but given how much the virus is spreading now here in Japan I think it’s better to be safe than sorry. I think it has been silently spreading here for a while. On the news today there was another confirmed case - a 60 year old school teacher who continued going to work and teaching despite having cold symptoms. It was a week later when she started having with a fever that it was diagnosed as corona virus. I think we’ll be seeing more cases like that in the next week or so.

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