King’s College Hospital in central London has been placed in partial lockdown as two of the new confirmed cases are patients at the hospital, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Families are prohibited from visiting relatives on a ward where coronavirus has spread, as a patient contracted coronavirus, including staff.
King’s College Hospital are testing other patients to ensure the virus has not spread further.
The son of the patient who is aged 75 on the ward, told the newspaper, “They told me they were phoning all the relatives to say that another patient on the ward had tested positive for coronavirus.
“They said all visits were banned until they received further advice from Public Health England (PHE).
“Apparently, the positive patient was already being kept in a separate room inside the ward, so that might slow down the spread.
“But I’m certainly worried. Everyone on that ward is old and vulnerable, and we know coronavirus affects those over 70 worst.
“We’re already concerned about my dad’s illness. I haven’t been able to speak to him yet.
“To think he might now be at risk from coronavirus is the last thing we need.”
King’s College Hospital issued a statement through their spokesman, “The Trust has had two recent patients who have tested positive for Covid-19 [coronavirus].
“We have strict protocols in place to manage the control of infection and to reduce the possibility of cross-infection, and this includes restricting access for staff and visitors to the ward.”