A HADLEIGH surgery has been deep cleaned following a suspected coronavirus incident.

The Hollies Surgery, based on Rectory Road, confirmed it had a suspected coronavirus case on Tuesday afternoon.

As a precaution, staff followed the recommended procedure and proceeded to deep clean the surgery.

It has now been confirmed that the patient does not fit the criteria for coronavirus.

On its website, the surgery said: “We have had a case of suspected coronavirus at the surgery.

“We have followed the recommended procedure and have had confirmation from Public Health England that the patient does not meet the criteria.

“However the surgery will be deep cleaned as a precaution.”

The surgery re-opened yesterday as normal.

As of yesterday afternoon, at roughly 2pm,

UK Chief Medical Officers have now raised the risk to the public from low to moderate. But the risk to individuals remains low. They are advising anyone who has travelled to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the last 14 days and is experiencing cough or fever or shortness of breath, to stay indoors and call NHS 111, even if symptoms are mild.

This is because of the volume of air travel from affected areas, understanding of other travel routes and number of reported cases.

Coronavirus affects the lungs and airways. Common signs include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties.

In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.

There is no specific treatment for disease caused by a novel coronavirus. However, many of the symptoms can be treated and therefore treatment is based on the patient’s clinical condition.

Anyone who fears they may be suffering symptoms should contact 101 and Public Health England.