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Coronavirus: Northamptonshire resident infected while in Italy

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Public Health Officials have said that a Northamptonshire resident diagnosed with coronavirus contracted it in Italy.

They are now contacting those who have been in close proximity to the patient.

The Northamptonshire case was one of 12 new cases in England confirmed yesterday (Tuesday, February 3).

People who catch coronavirus should self-isolate
People who catch coronavirus should self-isolate

Dr Fu-Meng Khaw, centre director at Public Health England East Midlands, said: “Close contacts will be given health advice about symptoms and emergency contact details to use if they become unwell in the 14 days after contact with the confirmed case.

"This tried and tested method will ensure we are able to minimise any risk to them and the wider public.”

Lucy Wightman, director of public health for Northamptonshire County Council said anyone feeling unwell should phone 111 for advice rather than visiting a local GP surgery or hospital.

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