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38 cases of coronavirus across our region

The South West now has 38 active cases of coronavirus, according to the latest figures which show 319 people have Covid-19 across the UK as of 9am Monday 9th March.

There's 12 confirmed cases in Devon, with six in Torbay.

Somerset has two, with Wiltshire and Gloucestershire having three.

No confirmed cases have been recorded in North Somerset, South Gloucestershire or Dorset.

Across the county a man in his 60s, with underlying health conditions, has become the third UK person to die from the virus. He'd recently returned from Italy.

EasyJet is cancelling flights to the country as the Foreign Office widens its advice against all but essential travel to northern areas as 16 million people are in quarantine there.

The UK Government's today meeting sports governing bodies to discuss staging games behind closed doors. The Premier League and EFL have already banned pre-match handshakes

This weekend major supermarkets in the UK started to ration certain products after some shoppers began stockpiling over coronavirus fears.

Tesco is limiting sales of antibacterial products, dried pasta, long life milk, children's medicines, water and tinned vegetables to five items per person at its stores and online.

Asda is restricting some types of hand sanitiser to two bottles per person.

In America a couple from Bridgwater are waiting to find out when they can leave the Grand Princess cruise ship.

It's anchored off the coast of California and 21 people have tested positive for the virus onboard.

The US Government is today starting to remove passengers, a process which could take days.

Torbay's Chelston Hall Surgery and Barton Surgery in Torquay will remain closed until next Monday, which bosses say follows NHS advice.

Chelston Hall Surgery said in a statement: "Following advice from Public Health England, Chelston Hall Surgery (and their branch site Barton Surgery in Torquay) will be closed until at least 16 March 2020 to help to contain the spread of Coronavirus. 

"We apologise for any inconvenience this causes our patients.  For those that have appointments booked, you will be contacted to arrange alternative support.

"If you have a life-threatening situation, dial 999.

"We are working with local providers to ensure that all patients registered with the practice continue to access local GP, community pharmacy and health services during this period. 

"Patients registered with Chelston Hall Surgery can fill out a simple online form (an eConsult) to get advice and treatment by the end of the next working day."

The latest Government Coronavirus cases for each area can be found here

The latest official Coronavirus information can be found here

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