‘The super-rich are splashing their cash on private jets, disaster bunkers and private doctors as they prepare to self-isolate amid a growing coronavirus crisis.
Wealthy people are arranging to flee to overseas homes or hide in underground bunkers in countries which have so-far avoided significant outbreaks of the virus.
Doctors in private clinics have also reported a ‘huge demand from very wealthy people asking if they can pay for private testing’ for COVID-19 after the NHS said it would only screen people who have a ‘high chance’ of infection.
Those at risk include people who have been in close contact with a confirmed case or who have recently travelled to a high-risk nation, such as China, Italy, South Korea and Iran.
Some have even hired private doctors and nurses to treat them and their families should they become infected with COVID-19 – which has killed 4,600 people worldwide amid 126,000 global cases.
There has also reportedly been a surge of interest in the construction and hire of underground doomsday bunkers designed to withstand ‘virtually any catastrophe’, the Guardian reported.’
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