GP Surgery in Brighton closed due to coronavirus outbreak

A GP surgery in Brighton has been 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 coronavirus.

The Department of Health has called the virus a “serious and imminent threat” to public health, but the overall risk level to the UK remains “moderate”.

There have been more than 40,000 cases of the virus globally, mostly in China.

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