10 Craigavon ambulance staff test positive for coronavirus after 'social event'
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.
A golfing trip to the Republic of Ireland is being blamed for 10 ambulance staff, based in Craigavon, testing positive for COVID-19.— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) September 24, 2020
Medical Director of @NIAS999 Dr Nigel Ruddell spoke to @qnewsdesk pic.twitter.com/6DWmotTIk5