Covid-19 outbreaks close two hospital wards in the Scottish Borders

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Date: May 2020
Clinical sister Joan Wilson (left) in a Covid-19 recovery ward at Craigavon Area Hospital in Co Armagh, Northern Ireland.
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Covid-19 outbreaks have closed two hospital wards in the Scottish Borders.

Ward nine at the Borders General near Melrose and Hay Lodge Hospital in Peebles are shut to new admissions.

All but essential visiting is currently suspended in both facilities.

The area's NHS health board says restrictions will be kept under regular review.

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