Covid outbreak at Craven Arms caravan park affects 21 people – BBC News

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The three initial cases were linked to an outbreak in Wales, health officials said

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Twenty-one people have checked positive for coronavirus at a caravan park site in Shropshire, with health specialists warning the number will rise.Testing started when 2 favorable cases were verified at Craven Arms recently, linked to a break out in Welshpool and a current regional event.A testing site has actually now been set up at a nearby business park, Shropshire Council and Public Health England said.All citizens have been informed to self-isolate with their families.To date 41 individuals at the domestic site have been tested.Contact tracing is being carried out, and the number of positive cases is expected to increase before infection control steps and social distancing start to work, the council said.Isolation periodThose who evaluated positive were asked to separate for a minimum of seven days from the time they started showing signs, or from when they took their test. Individuals who touched with a positive case were informed to isolate for 14 days, the council said. A play area and outdoor gym on neighboring Newington Way has actually been momentarily closed to help stop transmission, and the council stated it had actually been setting up the shipment of food, prescriptions and vital materials for residents.David Evans, councillor for Church Stretton and Craven Arms, stated teams were working with the NHS, Public Health England, authorities and other essential companies to supply advice and support to the local neighborhood.” I would like to thank members of the neighborhood for their own continuous assistance and co-operation,” he stated.” We continue to depend on everyone at the site playing their part, and wish to encourage the residents to continue to self-isolate and take all the required precautions. “This is the only way we can help stop the spread of the virus.” Officials will keep track of individualss signs daily, and PPE devices, hand sanitisers and cleaning items have actually likewise been dispersed on website.

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