THE Royal Berkshire Hospital has issued advice to people reporting symptoms of coronavirus.

It comes as posts on social media claimed there was a scare at the hospital yesterday (February 26) with people being sent home from wards.

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A spokesperson for the hospital has said there are "no confirmed cases of the corona virus (COVID 19)".

They explained "no patients were sent home from wards" and "no patient came in reporting coronavirus symptoms", yesterday.

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The hospital has been issuing information and advice on their website with daily updates on Facebook and Twitter for anyone who is concerned about their health.

This includes advising people to self-isolate immediately and call 111 if they have visited certain countries (such as China, Thailand, Japan and Vietnam) and have developed symptoms of cough, fever or shortness of breath.

They are urging these people not to attend the hospital.

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The spokesperson explained the hospital has "specific isolation areas which would be used if necessary".