Police block access to a hospital after discovering a problem with their oxygen equipment – potentially affecting COVID-19 patients.
Watford General Hospital declared a critical incident and told anyone except women in labor to stay away.
A “small number” of patients have been transferred to other hospitals in the area.
The NHS Trust at West Hertfordshire Hospitals has declared that the technical problem poses “no risk” to its patients.
Sky News correspondent Ali Fortescue said police were blocking “all directions” to the hospital, adding that anyone entering had to explain why they were there.
Thursday at 5 p.m., 29 people died in trust hospitals after being diagnosed with COVID-19.
Those seeking treatment or concerned about their health are encouraged to visit nearby hospitals or call the hotline 111.
The trust canceled all non-emergency appointments, explaining that the coronavirus the epidemic “demands new ways of working.”
He said in a statement: “Due to a technical problem with the oxygen equipment in our individual hospital, which poses no risk to our patients, the West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust declared a critical incident on Saturday 4 April and asked people to do it. do not attend Watford General Hospital.
“A small number of patients are transferred to other hospitals in the area, each patient being fully assessed according to existing safety guidelines before being moved. “