All 12 Guernsey tests for Coronavirus return negative results

All 12 patients tested for Coronavirus in Guernsey have returned negative results, it has been confirmed.

There remain no confirmed cases of the virus in Jersey, while the number of people who have tested positive for the virus in the UK stands at 13.

Earlier this month, Guernsey's government warned that results from tests had been delayed due to the bad weather making it difficult to send samples, as well as increased demand on UK laboratories - though these have now come back as negative.

In updated travel advice, Guernsey's government said it is unable to be more precise about the risks posed in specific countries in Southeast Asia - but those returning from the region should be 'on guard' for even mild symptoms and contact Public Health Services for advice if these develop in the 14 days after returning from travel.

Guernsey's Public Health Services advise anyone who has recently returned from mainland China to self-isolate for 14 days. Anyone who develops symptoms including cough, fever or shortness of breath can contact their GP, or Princess Elizabeth Hospital's Emergency Department.

They can also contact Infection Prevention and Control Team via the hospital's switchboard on 01481 725241.