CORONAVIRUS LATEST: New case in Lincolnshire as health chiefs say first patient has now recovered

A second case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Lincolnshire, it has been revealed.

Second case of coronavirus in Lincolnshire

The news comes as public health bosses say the first patient has fully recovered and has full immunity to the COVID-19 virus.

The first case was confirmed last Friday. The patient was a resident who recently returned from Italy.

Professor Derek Ward, Director of Public Health for Lincolnshire County Council, said in an interview on BBC Radio Lincs this morning that the first patient had fully recovered and has immunity to the virus.

He said that the patient was in self isolation during their recovery.

The Electoral Commission has called for local elections, due to be held in May, to be postponed “due to the growing risks” of Coronavirus.

That would affect the Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner election due to take place on May 7. If agreed, the commission wants the election to be moved to autumn.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said yesterday that schools will not close across the UK yet, unless any are specifically advised to shut.

He said decisions were based on scientific advice and that it was believed closures would “cause more harm than good”, but this is being kept under review.

He warned this is “the worst public health crisis for a generation” and that “many more families are going to lose loved ones before their time”.

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