First case of Coronavirus confirmed in Jersey

The first case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Jersey.

The male patient was tested at the end of last week, and has been in self-isolation at home since returning from northern Italy. His positive result was confirmed today.

The government has stressed this is unrelated to the isolation of Jersey College for Girls students and teachers that was announced earlier.

The news comes just a day after the Channel Islands' first case was detected in Guernsey.

People are being reminded not to visit their GP or Emergency Department, but to call one of the Coronavirus helplines instead - 01534 445566 (Jersey) and 01481 756938 / 01481 756969 (Guernsey).

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