Norovirus outbreak closes hospital wards as docs urge people to stay away

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AN OUTBREAK of Norovirus has forced medics to close a hospital in Cornwall this morning.

Three wards of the Royal Cornwall Hospital have been closed as people are urged to steer clear.

The Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, Cornwall has been forced to close three wards today

Johanna Floyd, general manager for urgent emergency care at the hospital, tweeted to say that Treliske hospital is “under significant pressure”.

She said: “Royal Cornwall Hospital Opel 4, three wards closed with Norovirus.

“Staff are working extremely hard. Please let your listeners know the hospital is under significant pressure this morning. Take advice from your GP to manage any Norovirus symptoms at home.”

Open 4 was previously known as black alert and is in effect when a medical facility is no longer able to deliver comprehensive care and the safety of patients are at risk.

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