Ynys Mon AM responds to confirmation of first coronavirus case on the island

Plaid Cymru Assembly Member for Ynys Mon Rhun ap Iorwerth has issued the following comment after it was confirmed that the first case of novel coronavirus has reached the island.

The Plaid Cymru Shadow Health Minister said:

“Following confirmation of the first coronavirus case on the island, I know people are concerned, but I’ve spoken with the family of this person – I’ve been in touch with them for a few days, helping them to get a test.

“This person hasn’t seen anyone on Anglesey or in Wales for a number of weeks, because the person had been outside Wales for a period and I’m told they’ve been in total self-isolation since their return, due to concerns about their symptoms. Since then, a test has taken place, it’s positive, and the person is still in self-isolation.

“Of course, there will be more cases here in the coming weeks so that’s why it’s important to take those sensible steps of washing hands, not touching your face and to self-isolate for seven days if you develop a new cough or a high fever, and remember with any coughs or sneezes to catch it, bin it, kill it.

“Public Health Wales regularly updates information and advice online. I’ve created this shortcut to help constituents find that information: tinyurl.com/phwcovid19

“I realise that many people will not have access to the internet, so perhaps a friend or family member could seek answers on the website on your behalf if constituents have any questions, or failing that, whilst my office can’t give health advice, if constituents want my team to relay the latest information and advice from the website to them, please call us on 01248 723599.”