Coronavirus: Hospital visits stopped, two patients treated for COVID-19

VISITS to the Hospital are being stopped after it was confirmed two patients are being treated for coronavirus.

                          Picture: JON GUEGAN. (27577330)
Picture: JON GUEGAN. (27577330)

In addition, the elderly residential wards Oak Ward, Maple Ward and Sandybrook are closed to all visitors apart from in exceptional circumstances.

The Maternity Unit, Paediatrics and the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) will remain open for visitors.

The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Jersey hit ten on Thursday. Two of those contracted the virus within the Island, health experts say.

Heath Minister Richard Renouf, said: 'We know this news may cause concern for some, but we carry a duty of care to all our patients and their families.

'I would ask people to remain calm and allow hard working colleagues to provide the care which is needed.

'We appreciate the understanding of members of the public whose loved ones are currently receiving care from Health and Community Services, and I pay tribute to the ongoing work of all our staff who are working in challenging circumstances.'

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