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Coronavirus Kent: Saga employee tests positive for Covid-19

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An employee at one of Kent's biggest employers has tested positive for coronavirus.

Eleven people in Kent have been diagnosed with coronavirus
Eleven people in Kent have been diagnosed with coronavirus

Sources confirmed the case to KentOnline but over-50s travel company, Saga - which has offices in Thanet and Folkestone - would not comment, saying: "We're working with Public Health England on an ongoing basis and the safety and wellbeing of our staff is our number one priority at this time."

The news came as the government issued new advice following a rising number of confirmed cases of Covid-19.

Public Health England has confirmed, there are now 11 cases of coronavirus confirmed in Kent, up from seven yesterday, while nationwide the number of confirmed cases rose from 456 to 590, with eight people having so far died from the disease.

In a press conference this afternoon Boris Johnson announced that anyone with mild fever symptoms should stay at home for seven days, and the government is advising elderly people with pre-existing conditions against cruises and advising against international school trips.

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