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Jersey General Hospital closes to visitors over coronavirus cases

The island's Health Minister called for calm Credit: ITV Channel TV

Jersey’s General Hospital has been closed to visitors.

It comes as Health and Community Services identified two patients who have tested positive for coronavirus.

The hospital’s elderly residential wards (Oak Ward, Maple Ward and Sandybrook) have been closed to all visitors except for in exceptional circumstances.

The island's Health Minister called for calm while those affected receive the necessary treatment.

We know this news may cause concern for some, but we carry a duty of care to all our patients and their families. I would ask people to remain calm and allow hard working colleagues to provide the care which is needed.

We appreciate the understanding of members of the public whose loved ones are currently receiving care from Health and Community Services, and I pay tribute to the ongoing work of all our staff who are working in challenging circumstances.

– Deputy Richard Renouf, Jersey’s Minister for Health and Community Services

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The Maternity Unit, Paediatrics and the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) will be open for visitors under national guidelines.

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