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British Soldier Tests Positive For Coronavirus In Poland

The soldier is being monitored at a hospital in the north of the country.

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has confirmed reports a British soldier has tested positive for coronavirus.

The soldier is being monitored and treated at a hospital in Ostroda, in the north of Poland.

Meanwhile, schools in British Forces Cyprus are to close over the coronavirus outbreak.

The schools will be shut once the day of teaching is finished on Wednesday 18 March and will remain closed until Monday 20 April.

A spokesperson for the Sovereign Base Areas Administration (SBAA) said they have "banned all but the most essential operational and family travel into RAF Akrotiri".

RAF Akrotiri is the RAF's busiest operational base where there have been two confirmed cases of coronavirus.