EDF's Hinkley Point C 'deep-cleaned' after Bristol worker tests positive for coronavirus

A Chinese national working in Bristol has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus.

The 35-year-old man, who has not been named, was diagnosed with the infection after flying to Hong Kong last week.

It is understood the man works for EDF at Bridgewater House in Finzels Reach - the same company that runs the Hinkley Point C power station in Bridgwater.

It is unclear if the worker became infected while in the UK but Chinese authorities said two of his colleagues had reported coughs and fever.

Buses to and from the 111-acre site near Bridgwater have also been cleaned following the diagnosis. Credit: PA

In response, an EDF spokesperson said all areas that the member of staff came into contact with will be “deep-cleaned” - including the 111-acre site at Hinkley Point C.

The worker was based at Bridgewater House in Finzels Reach. Credit: Bristol Live

The news comes after four members of the workforce at the power station were place in self-isolation last week.

It was after one of them had returned from northern Italy and another from Tenerife.

Two housemates of the worker who returned from Italy also went into self-isolation.

On Sunday (March 1), the first case in nearby Gloucestershire was confirmed at a school in Tetbury. For updates on this, click here.

Five schools in Devon, meanwhile, have closed due to concerns over Coronavirus and two pupils at a school in Malmesbury have been placed in self-isolation.