Southsea Medical Centre tells patients 'there's no coronavirus here' after brief closure

A GP surgery is reassuring patients that ‘there is not coronavirus here’ after it temporarily closed.

Thursday, 27th February 2020, 2:15 pm
Updated Thursday, 27th February 2020, 3:32 pm

Southsea Medical Centre in Carlisle Road, Southsea, briefly shut on Thursday afternoon.

However staff at the practice have since confirmed that they do not have a case of coronavirus – which is known by the official name Covid-19.

Andy McKie, operations manager at Southsea Medical Centre, said: ‘We did shut temporarily but it was a precautionary measure.

Southsea Medical Centre in Carlisle Road, Southsea. Picture: Malcolm Wells (093866-6630)

‘There is not any Covid-19 here.’

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