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Wednesday 11th March 2020

14.00 – Public Health England update that confirmed cases of COVID-19 have risen to 456, a staggering 83 more cases in the last 24 hours.

07.38 – Man City vs Arsenal match has been postponed as Arsenal players go into self-isolation.

07.30 – The country is waking up to the news that the UK’s Health Minister, Nadine Dorries has tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus) and is self-isolating.

07.15 – Good morning and welcome to today’s LIVE updates covering the coronavirus updates from the Andover & Villages area.

Tuesday 10th March 2020

17.21 – Italy confirms that 168 people have died there in one day.

14.12 – The Castle Practice in Ludgershall has closed for 24 hours for a deep clean after a patient attended the surgery showing signs of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The case is as yet unconfirmed, the surgery has closed for deep cleaning as a precaution and will reopen tomorrow morning.

14.00 – Public Health England announces that there are now 373 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the UK, an increase of 54 cases in 24 hours. Over 26,200 people in the UK have so far been tested for the virus.

13.48 – NHS England have confirmed a sixth person has died after testing positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus). The man who was in his early 80’s was being cared for at Watford General Hospital, the hospital report that he had underlying health conditions.

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11.33 – Foxcotte Vets inform customers, “if you’re coughing/sneezing/feeling under the weather please consider whether you NEED to come in for routine appointments. Feel free to contact the team to discuss if it is safe to postpone your appointment until a later date”

8.00 – Spoof Andover Hospital Twitter Account is closed down by Twitter.

07.15 – Good morning and welcome to today’s LIVE updates covering the coronavirus updates from the Andover & Villages area.

Monday 9th March 2020

16.58 – Prime Minister, Boris Johnson says that containing COVID-19 is “extremely unlikely to work on its own.” He indicates Britain is preparing to move to the next phase (delay) in its response to the coronavirus outbreak.

15.38 – Health secretary, Matt Hancock announces a fourth person has died after contracting COVID-19 (coronavirus). The patient, who was being treated at the Royal Wolverhampton Hospital, was in their seventies and had underlying health conditions. It appears the virus was acquired in the UK and full contact tracing has begun.

15.29 – Saturday’s Six Nations rugby match between Ireland and France has been postponed.

15.00 – Balksbury School write to parents explaining that the conflicting information given to different schools on how to handle the situation over a confirmed case of COVID-19 (coronavirus) mixing with families at Andover Leisure Centre, was ‘unacceptable’.

14.34 – Public Health England confirm 6 of the new 46 cases are in Hampshire.

14.00 – Public Health England announces that there are now 319 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the UK, an increase of 46 cases in 24 hours. Nearly 25,000 people have so far been tested for the virus.

12.49 – The Lights Theatre announce that whilst they are monitoring government advice, their schedule will continue as planned. They confirm that The Long Overdue Theatre School performance for tonight has however been cancelled.

12.10 – Andover Leisure Centre announces that it will reopen at 12.30 pm today (Monday 9th March 2020) after completing a deep clean.

12.04 – Reports received that students from Queen Mary’s College in Basingstoke have been sent home after showing flu-like symptoms.

12.00 – Andover BID Manager Steve Godwin says Andover Town Centre is open as usual, and that no one should be panic buying, but if you do decide to panic buy, to use one of the town centre shops to do it in.

12.00 – Farleigh School and Roslyn Swimming School CANCEL all swimming lessons due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the Andover area. Farleigh School say this is a precaution to safeguard the school community. Roslyn Swimming School say that this will be for an indefinite period of time.

11.36 – Tidworth Town Council request that anyone visiting them ensure that they follow the measures set out on the NHS website surrounding hygiene and do not visit if they are returning visitors from a list of countries.

11.28 – A staff member at Southampton University Hospital has tested positive for COVID-18 (coronavirus). The staff member is self-isolating as are any patients and staff that came into contact with them.

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11.17 – The Long Overdue theatre school show, tonight at the lights, is to be postponed until further notice due to the CoronaVirus in Andover.

Having spoken to the official helpline and The Lights, the safest option is to not run the show tonight. While this is devastating for the children, and us, a number of children have been told to go into self isolation and therefore the show wouldn’t be the amazing show we had worked so hard on.

We will come back with more info shortly. But wanted to let you know as soon as possible and know you will all support this decision which is out of our hands.

10.40 – Andover Schools give out conflicting advice regarding self-isolation following the news of a confirmed case of COVID-19 visiting Andover Leisure Centre at the weekend.

10.02 – Tillydown Butchers has asked customers to use the hand sanitiser stations which they have placed at the gatehouse and the shop.

09.00 – Talking Heads Hairdressers on Weyhill Road asks customers if they have symptoms of flu, have been anywhere or have been in contact with someone who is displaying signs of Coronavirus, to contact them before attending the salon.

08.00 – Choices Hire Services ask that customers use the hand sanitiser they have provided before entering their premises, they ask that anyone suffering from any symptoms of respiratory infection refrain from visiting their premises.

07.18 – Figures released last night (Sunday 8th March 2020) indicate that there are eight cases of confirmed COVID-19 in the Hampshire area.

 

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