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Coronavirus: More details on how Maidstone's case links to Italy

A person from Maidstone, who tested positive for coronavirus, had returned from Rome, it's been revealed.

The city has not been named as a high risk area with public health measures are being focused in the north of the country.

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Public Health England advise those travelling from towns in Northern Italy to self isolate and call 111 if they developed flu like symptoms.

No warnings have yet been issued for those visiting Rome.

The member of staff from the Maidstone Studios visited the capital in central-western Italy, more than 350 miles from the Lombardy region where 10 towns are in lockdown.

Just two days after the first case in Kent was confirmed, the Department for Health has announced on Twitter it will now stop providing daily updates on the location of each new case..

Instead, the information will be released centrally online, once a week.

The move sparked a backlash with some branding it censorship and others warning it would lead to mass panic.


This comes after the number of confirmed cases in the UK has now reached 87, jumping by 36 cases in just one day.

Today Hadlow college confirmed its popular lambing weekend has been cancelled over coronavirus fears.

More than 10,000 visitors were welcomed last year but the spread of COVID-19 has led organisers to axe the upcoming event.

It was due to take place on Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15.

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