Coronavirus: Portsmouth GP surgery closed for emergency 'deep cleaning' after suspected case
A PORTSMOUTH doctor's surgery has been closed for deep cleaning after a suspected case of coronavirus.
Kingston Crescent Surgery in North End has been closed according to an announcement on the Portsdown Group Practice website.
The statement read: ‘Due to coronavirus our Kingston Crescent Surgery is closed for deep cleaning until further notice.
‘All travellers who develop relevant symptoms (for example respiratory symptoms, shortness of breath, cough, fever) however mild, within 14 days of returning or transitioning from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau should not attend the practice, but should remain at home and immediately call NHS 111 for advice.’
A patient waiting for an appointment this afternoon told The News that all patients were ordered out of the surgery due to an ‘emergency’.
The virus, now named COVID-19, was first detected in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China but cases have since been reported around the world.
A total of nine people in the UK have been diagnosed with the disease following the outbreak.