First confirmed case of coronavirus in Nottingham

Public Health England is contacting people who have had close contact with a person who has been diagnosed with coronavirus in Nottingham.

The new case is said to have recently returned from South Korea.

Public Health England say that close contacts of the Nottingham resident will be given health advice about the symptoms and emergency contact details for if they become unwell.

Dr Fu-Meng Khaw, Centre Director at Public Health England East Midlands said that this is a tried and tested method to ensure they minimise any risk to them and the wider public.

Alison Challenger, Director of Public Health for Nottingham City Council, said that the risk to public health remains low.

She added that the local authorities are working with health colleagues to do everything they can to stop the virus spreading and ensure the people of Nottingham are protected.

The NHS advise that anyone who is feeling unwell and who has recently visited one of the affected areas should phone the NHS 111 helpline for help and advice.

They stress that you should not visit the doctor or hospital, but instead self-isolate at home.

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