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Coronavirus: Another Person Diagnosed In Jersey

Another person has tested positive for coronavirus in Jersey, bringing the number of confirmed cases up to 6.

299 people have been tested altogether, of which 293 are negative.

73 more test results have been received in the last 24 hours.

It's been confirmed that all 6 returned to the island from an affected country and are 'well, relatively well or have improved.'

The government has announced a host of new measures today to try and limit the spread of the virus, including:

* Schools being closed from Monday 23 March to at least Monday 20 April.

* A series of measures totalling £180 million will be spent to support local businesses

* Liberation 75 and the Jersey Boat Show have been cancelled after government advice to postpone or cancel large events.

 Coronavirus Advice

If you think you might have the virus, you should self-isolate and call the Health Department's coronavirus helpline:

01534 445566

It's open every day between 8am and 8pm. Calls outside these times, or when the line is engaged, won't be answered straight away - but we're told to leave a message and Health officials will call you back.

Please don't visit your GP or the Emergency Department at the General Hospital if you think you have the virus.

Coronavirus symptoms are similar to that of the flu - a combination of a cough, fever and aching muscles. If you've had any symptoms, even if you haven't travelled abroad, we're being told to self-isolate until they clear up (for a minimum of seven days).

Anyone who has come into contact with a person confirmed to have the coronavirus should stay in self-isolation for at least 14 days.

All the latest information can be found on Gov.je.

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