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Islington GP surgery ‘closed due to Coronavirus’

The Ritchie Street Group practice in Angel has warned all its patients not to come in and to call 111 if they have any symptoms.

13 February, 2020 — By Calum Fraser

AN Islington GP surgery has closed “due to the Coronavirus”.

The Ritchie Street Group practice in Angel has warned all its patients not to come in and to call 111 if they have any symptoms.

A notice on the surgery’s website today said: “Announcement! Practice is closed until 14/12/2020 due to Coronavirus.”

It has not been confirmed whether anyone who attended the surgery or worked there has contracted the virus.

The practice is listed as having 18,269 registered patients and 12 doctors.

Public Health England (PHE) says the Wuhan novel coronavirus is an “airborne” disease saying it is “spread by respiratory droplets or aerosol transmission, in addition to contact routes of transmission”.

A notice on the door of the practice in the Angel said: “Due to operational difficulties the surgery has to close today. We apologise for the inconvenience. We will be contacting patients to rebook appointments today.”

Islington CCG has been contacted for comment.

 

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