A GP surgery in Romsey has been shut over worries of the coronavirus.

The Nightingale site of Abbeywell Surgery in Romsey is closed today "due to a potential infection".

A spokesperson for the surgery confirmed to the Daily Echo that the closure was due to worries over the coronavirus.

It was originally thought the surgery could also be shut tomorrow.

Now, A spokesperson from NHS West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “The Nightingale site of Abbeywell Surgery will reopen on 28 February after being cleaned as a routine precautionary measure - patients can book appointments as usual.

"We would like to thank patients for their understanding during this time.”

“The Nightingale site of Abbeywell Surgery is temporarily closed to enable a clean of the surgery as a routine precautionary measure.

"The practice will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so, and patients will be advised if their appointment need to be re-arranged.

"We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

"Safety is our priority and we have been working with public health teams to ensure there is no risk to staff and patients.

"Patients with routine appointments are being called by the doctor to discuss. If they need to be seen by a GP they are being referred to the Abbey Mead site of Abbeywell Surgery.”

A spokesperson for Southampton Hospital said there are no confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the hospital, Hampshire or the Isle of Wight.

More to follow.