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Coronavirus: Cornish GP surgery closed for clean

Coronavirus: Cornish GP surgery closed for clean

Published by Emma Carton at 1:12pm 25th February 2020. (Updated at 7:16pm 25th February 2020)

Officials have shared advice on coronavirus after the temporary closure of a GP surgery in Cornwall.

Saltash Health Centre was shut on Monday while a deep-clean was carried out.

NHS Kernow says it was a precaution and the practice reopened within the hour.

It comes as Cornish pupils returning from a recent ski trip to Europe are sent home and told to self-quarantine.

"Saltash Health Centre surgery was temporarily closed yesterday afternoon to enable a clean of the surgery as a routine precautionary measure. 

"The practice reopened within an hour.

"We apologise for any inconvenience that may have been caused.  

"Safety was our priority and we have been working with public health teams to make sure there is no risk to staff and patients".

NHS Kernow added: "Screening is taking place across the country, the region is no exception.

"We are not commenting on individual cases and are respecting patient confidentiality".

NHS Kernow

You can check the latest health advice on coronavirus here.

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