Ward closed to visitors after coronavirus cases at Jersey's General Hospital

Visitors have been asked to stay away from the General Hospital's surgical ward due to patients testing positive for coronavirus Credit: ITV Channel

The surgical ward at Jersey's General Hospital has been closed to visitors due to cases of coronavirus among patients.

The Health department says the closure is only temporary, due to "infection control reasons".

It is also reminding people not to visit the hospital or any medical or care facility if they have coronavirus or norovirus symptoms.

Only a small number of patients are thought to be affected, and the department has confirmed no operations have been cancelled as a result.

A spokesperson for Health and Community Services says: "From today, the surgical floor at the hospital is temporarily closed to visitors, for infection control reasons.

"Some of the patients on this ward - which does not include theatres - have COVID.

"Staff, patients and relatives of those on the floor have been informed. Patients will be discharged as usual, once fit enough."

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