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Coronavirus Alert

A Somerset GP has been closed due to a suspected coronavirus outbreak.

French Weir Health Centre in Taunton has been shut down today (February 13) by Public Health England.

A doctor at the surgery has said the facility is undergoing a deep clean of all surfaces.

A spokesman for the surgery said: “We have been closed down by Public Health England due to a suspected outbreak of coronavirus.”

Speaking to the Somerset County Gazette, Dr Mike Smart said: “We have had a possible case of coronavirus.

“We have been advised by Public Health England and have temporarily closed the practice following their advice.

“We are still helping patients via phone calls.

“We have had a deep clean of all the possible infection areas, but at this stage coronavirus has not been confirmed.”

The adjacent pharmacy is unaffected.

The surgery posted on its Facebook page: “The surgery is currently closed for infection control reasons.

“We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

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