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Medical centre shut down after GP staff member tests positive for coronavirus

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A staff member at a British doctors’ practice in the southern English city of Brighton has tested positive for coronavirus after travelling through Singapore.

A staff member at a British doctors' practice in the southern English city of Brighton has tested positive for coronavirus, the BBC reports.

The County Oak Medical Centre has been temporarily closed down, the BBC said.

Last week, health officials said a case of coronavirus had been identified in Brighton and they were working to prevent any further spread.

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A message left at the medical centre's phone says: "Unfortunately, the building has had to close due to an urgent operational health and safety reason."

A British man, who has not been identified, tested positive for coronavirus in Brighton on February 6 after travelling to Singapore.

He has since been taken to St Thomas's Hospital in London.

He stayed in a ski chalet in the French ski resort of Les Contamines-Montjoie where five British citizens and a child have been diagnosed with the virus.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/world/coronavirus-doctor-gp-staff-member-uk-medical-centre-shut-down/506863c7-3ee2-4445-8af2-50e03f463026

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