ENGLAND’s Brighton TOWN Council Statement on confirmed coronavirus case at a local hospital
The council said in a statement:
“While we have been waiting for an official announcement from the Chief Medical Officer about the location of this case, organisations have been working to contain the situation, using robust infection control measures to prevent any possible further spread of the virus.
“We are united in putting the welfare of this city and all residents as a priority. We will continue to do all that is necessary for anyone affected by this news.
“The patient is now being cared for at a specialist centre out of the area.
“Public Health England are leading on control measures and they will be contacting people who may be affected using their established systems for similar situations.
“This is a priority for Public Health England, work on this is already underway and will continue over the weekend and coming days.”
WORRIED Brighton & Hove residents are calling for more information after a third case of coronavirus in the UK was confirmed.
Hove MP Peter Kyle said it had been confirmed to him by the Department of Health that a man from Brighton has contracted the illness.
The man is said to be 40s or 50s, have flown into the country from Singapore and is believed to be from the Hove area.
But residents have called on authorities to release more information on the case amid fears they may have come into contact with the illness.
Valerie Paynter, who regularly uses the Royal Sussex County Hospital, has an impaired immune system, which puts her at an increased risk of death should she contract the virus.
She said: “Brighton and Hove is very densely populated.
“We are living cheek by jowl in tiny streets close together.
“Where has this person been on the buses and trains? What kind of tracing are the authorities doing?”