After a staff member suspected to be the doctor in a medical centre tested positive for the deadly coronavirus, the medical centre, (GP practice) in the Brighton United Kingdom has been temporarily closed down.
This recent infection takes the number of confirmed infection in the UK to 8 apart from the four Briton infected in France Patients at the city’s County Oak medical centre have been advised to contact the NHS 111 phone service if they have concerns.
The Department of Health has called the virus a “serious and imminent threat” to public health, but the overall risk level to the UK is said to still remain at “moderate”.
Four new cases of the virus were announced on Monday and are all linked to a British man who caught the virus at a conference in Singapore and travelled to a ski resort in France. He was diagnosed in Brighton and is being treated at St Thomas’ Hospital in London.
The Department of Health also introduced new measures in England that mean those in quarantine will not be free to leave and can be forcibly sent into isolation if they pose a threat.