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But these are precautionary measures - a drop in the economic ocean. The Sun (2016)The zoo was being closed'as a precautionary measure' and would reopen next week. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The firm has drawn up a list of precautionary steps for vessels. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He was taken for a precautionary scan but should play unless there is any recurrence overnight. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He needed stitches in his ear and was due to have a precautionary scan yesterday. The Sun (2009)We are recalling these products as a precautionary measure. The Sun (2013)The officer was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Another nine were taken down for testing or as a precautionary measure. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It is often through their taking up of personal issues that occupational hazards are identified and precautionary measures taken. The Residue Report - an action plan for safer food (1988)But she is expected to stay in hospital for four or five days as a precautionary measure because of her age. The Sun (2010)All we're doing is taking precautionary steps. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The Scottish winger had a precautionary scan last night. The Sun (2012)The plane turned back over Ireland as a precautionary measure because one of the pilots felt unwell. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Presumably, his donning a jogging tracksuit at the time was merely a precautionary measure. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He was taken to hospital, although that was said to be for precautionary measures. The Sun (2014)The company recalled and replaced some of these in 2006 and 2007 as a precautionary measure. Times, Sunday Times (2009)For far too long, politicians in the EU have championed a highly precautionary approach. Times, Sunday Times (2013)A spokesman said it was'a precautionary measure '. The Sun (2009)Perhaps it's because you don't have to be any particular shape or size to wear one that the normal precautionary steps are skipped. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Such a threat is likely to come from overseas rather than domestically, but precautionary steps are being taken internationally and in the US. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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