A MEMBER of Bath University is being tested for deadly coronavirus, bosses have said.

They were being kept in self-isolation pending the outcome of the test results. It is not known if the individual concerned is a student or academic.

In a statement the University of Bath said: “A member of our University community is being tested for coronavirus as a precaution and is self-isolating pending the outcome of the test results as advised by Public Health England.

“We are working closely with PHE and will continue to monitor the situation and support this individual. The health and safety of our staff, students, visitors and the wider community is our top priority.

“Anyone concerned about their health in relation to coronavirus should follow PHE guidance and contact NHS 111 if the guidance advises them to do so.”

A Brighton GP practice shut on Monday after a staff member tested positive for the virus.

The number of confirmed cases in the UK hit eight at the start of the week. Many are linked to one businessman – a so-called “super spreader” who flew from Singapore to a French ski resort.