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Harrogate MP checks out local coronavirus preparations

Harrogate MP checks out local coronavirus preparations

Published by Harry Long at 6:45am 10th March 2020. (Updated at 6:57am 10th March 2020)

Harrogate and Knaresborough MP, Andrew Jones, has met public sector bosses from around Harrogate to discuss coronavirus preparations.   

  • Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones has met local public sector bosses to discuss the coronavirus.  
  • He has been contacted by concerned constituents and local business owners about the virus.  
  • Mr Jones says the area is well-prepared should cases of the virus be found.  

It's in a bid to reassure constituents that the area is ready should cases be found.  

Mr Jones has been contacted by concerned constituents and local business owners, who are experiencing a drop in trade due to fears about the virus.

Coronavirus

Andrew Jones said:

“I am reassured that our area is well-prepared should cases of Coronavirus be found here.  There are currently no cases of Coronavirus in our immediate area, but there are some cases in neighbouring local authorities.  

"That is why our local health teams are being vigilant and have the necessary processes and procedures in place”.

“We are currently in the containment phase – but the advice that is being issued daily by the NHS team leading our national response is that this will change if as expected the number of cases grows. Our local discussions focussed on the resilience of services to ensure they keep running, how they would handle an increase in demand.

"The NHS has responded well already, setting up testing up systems and developing plans. Remember, at the start of December no-one knew that coronavirus even existed”.

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