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10 Craigavon ambulance staff test positive for coronavirus after 'social event'

Six more workers have been advised to self-isolate.

Ten ambulance staff have tested positive for Covid-19, the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service has confirmed.

The staff are stationed at the Southern Division and had "attended a social event outside of work."

Six more workers have been advised to self-isolate.

That means that 16 out of the 53 staff stationed in Craigavon are self isolating. 

The Belfast Telegraph reported that the event was believed to have been a golf trip in the Republic.

A spokespersonfor the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said: "The situation is being managed in line with Public Health Guidance and NIAS procedures." 

Craigavon Area Hospital has been trying to contain separate clusters of Covid-19 cases Fifteen patients tested positive for the virus earlier this month. Six patients have died from Covid-19 at the hospital. 

At that time, 21 members of staff, across two wards, tested positive and a further 56 were self-isolating.

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