Patients turned away as Plymouth GP surgery closes due to ‘infection’

Patients have been turned away from a GP surgery in Plymouth which has closed suddenly.

Staff at Southway Surgery reportedly stopped patients from entering the premises earlier today (February 3).

The reason for the closure is not yet known, but it comes after two people from Devon tested positive for coronavirus.

Signs are now on display at the surgery, which advise patients to stay away and warn of an “infection”.

A sign on display at the surgery. Credit: ITV News West Country

One patient said they were told by staff were dealing with an “outbreak”, but refused to comment on whether it was related to coronavirus.