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UK News Brighton GP surgery closed over link to coronavirus case

16:50  10 february  2020
16:50  10 february  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

Staff member at Worthing Hospital is one of the eight UK coronavirus cases

  Staff member at Worthing Hospital is one of the eight UK coronavirus cases The patient’s colleagues received a memo about the diagnosis on Tuesday.Staff at the West Sussex hospital received a memo on Tuesday telling them a member of staff working in the A&E department had been diagnosed with the disease.

Meanwhile a Brighton GP surgery has been closed today for 'urgent operational health and safety reasons' - but bosses at the County Oak Medical Centre have refused to say if it is linked to coronavirus or if it is linked to the male doctor who has fallen ill. Ministers today declared the

A GP practice in Brighton has been temporarily closed after a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus . Patients at the city's County Oak medical centre have been advised to contact the NHS 111 phone service if they have concerns. Eight people in the UK have now been infected by the

a car parked on the side of a building: The County Oak Medical Centre in Carden Hill, Brighton © Other The County Oak Medical Centre in Carden Hill, Brighton A GP surgery in Brighton has been closed after it was linked to one of the four coronavirus cases confirmed today, Sky News understands.

Earlier on Monday, four British people tested positive for the virus, having been in contact in France with a UK businessman who contracted the virus in Singapore before flying to the French Alps.

a police car parked in front of a building: Ambulances at Les Contamines-Montjoie in the French Alps, where at least 11 British people were infected. Pic: BFMTV © Getty Ambulances at Les Contamines-Montjoie in the French Alps, where at least 11 British people were infected. Pic: BFMTV

He was confirmed as having the virus in Brighton and was the third person in the UK to contract it.

Boris Johnson says UK should be ‘confident and calm’ over coronavirus outbreak

  Boris Johnson says UK should be ‘confident and calm’ over coronavirus outbreak The Prime Minister said people should follow the advice of the NHS.The Prime Minister praised the response of the NHS and said anyone concerned should “simply follow their advice”.

A GP practice in Brighton has closed after a staff member reportedly tested positive for the deadly coronavirus . A GP office has been closed over the coronavirusCredit: Chris Eades. It is now understood one of the new confirmed cases is reportedly a doctor from Brighton who was part of the

A GP surgery has been closed amid fears a member of staff may have tested positive for coronavirus . Brighton ’s County Oak medical centre closed on Monday with a warning notice on its door telling patients it was “ closed due to operational difficulties.” A recorded telephone message said

The door of the County Oak Medical Centre in Carden Hill had a sign saying it is closed "due to operational difficulties".

A message on the practice's phone says: "Unfortunately the building has had to close due to an urgent operational health and safety reason.

"For non-urgent medical advice, please call NHS 111, or if you feel you need urgent medical advice, please call 999."

Eleven other Britons, including the four confirmed on Monday, contracted coronavirus from the businessman - thought to be a superspreader - during a ski trip in Les Contamines-Montjoie near Mont Blanc.

The latest coronavirus outbreak updates:

  • The global number of deaths is 910, with 908 in China, including an American and a Japanese person
  • A total of 97 people died of coronavirus in China on Sunday - the largest in a single day since the outbreak was detected in mid-December, denting optimism the death control measures are fighting the outbreak
  • On Sunday, 3,062 new virus cases were reported in China - a 15% increase from the day before, bringing the total to 40,171, including 27 foreigners
  • More than 360 cases have been confirmed outside mainland China, with two deaths
  • The total number of deaths exceeds the 774 killed by the 2002/3 SARS outbreak
  • Confirmed cases of the new virus vastly exceed the 8,098 infected by SARS.

More follows...

Global coronavirus death toll hits 719 .
The global death toll from the ongoing coronavirus outbreak has reached 719 after another 81 fatalities were recorded in China. © Getty The vast majority of coronavirus deaths have come in Hubei province The latest deaths came in Hubei province, where Wuhan - the city where the infection was first reported - is located.Chinese health authorities have also confirmed 2,841 new cases of the SARS-like illness in Hubei, taking the total number there up to 24,953.Hubei is home to the vast majority of global deaths and cases, with 699 of the 719 total fatalities.

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