An urgent care centre at Skegness Hospital in Lincolnshire was placed under lockdown over coronavirus exposure fears.

Reports say patients were being turned away at the hospital in the Lincolnshire seaside town, where a 'Do Not Enter' sign has been written on a piece of paper and stuck on the centre's door.

Lincolnshire Live reports a patient is understood to have been admitted to the hospital after presenting with symptoms consistent with coronavirus.

The Skegness Standard is reporting the 'Do Not Enter' sign was written on a piece of paper on the door of the urgent care part of the hospital and staff were seen wearing masks and plastic shoes.

Public Health England have been approached for comment, but health officials are not commenting on individual suspected cases of coronavirus.



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The centre has since been re-opened and a spokesperson for Lincolnshire Community Health Services told  Lincolnshire Live it is now "business as usual" at the hospital.

There have been no more confirmed cases of the disease in the UK since a third was diagnosed in the UK yesterday, Thursday, February 6.

A British national has tested positive for the disease on a Princess Cruises ship off the coast of Japan, it was announced today.

The man was on his honeymoon and will now have to be separated from his wife in quarantine.

In a statement, Princess Cruises said: "The Japanese Ministry of Health has confirmed this is the last batch to be tested and the quarantine end date will be February 19, unless there are any other unforeseen developments.

"The Japanese government is also providing our ship and team members additional manpower support.

"During the remainder of the time onboard, guests will continue to be provided complimentary internet and telephone service to stay in contact with their family and loved ones.

"In addition, we have added additional live TV channels and a large selection of in-room movies available in multiple languages. The cruise activities staff is packaging games, puzzles and trivia and delivering them to guest staterooms."

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