A doctor working in a busy A&E department is one of the eight Britons who has tested positive for coronavirus, it was revealed today. The medic treated a ‘small number’ of patients at Worthing Hospital in West Sussex on February 4 and 5 before they became unwell and ‘self-isolated’. Patients and staff are being contacted and told what symptoms to look for and the precautions they should take – but the hospital continues to operate as normal today. NHS staff are at the centre of the coronavirus crisis after two GPs became infected after a ski trip with Britain’s super-spreader Steve Walsh in France at the end of January. The Worthing A&E doctor is the second confirmed medic to test positive for the virus – after Brighton GP Catriona Greenwood, also known by her married name Saynor, fell ill last week. Two health centres in Brighton have been shut down this week and a care home visited by Dr Greenwood has also been sealed off to prevent any spread of the virus, which has claimed more than 1,000 lives worldwide and infected 40,000. Five schools in the city have also issued coronavirus warnings to parents after a local scout leader was revealed by MailOnline to be the British… Read full this story
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