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Norovirus hit ward due to reopen at Lister Hospital

Only one ward remains closed to new admissions at a Hertfordshire hospital after an outbreak of the norovirus bug closed three wards.

A review meeting on Thursday is expected to reopen the ward at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage.

"A two-day deep cleaning process could see the ward accepting new admissions from the weekend," said a spokeswoman.

Wards at the QEII at Welwyn Garden City and Mount Vernon in Northwood continue to be free of norovirus.

"Given the general high levels being recorded in the community currently the trust remains vigilant," the spokeswoman said.

"Visitors play a crucial role, of course, by ensuring that they only come in to visit their loved ones when they themselves are well and symptom free."

The trust has not banned visitors but has asked people who are unwell not to visit until they have been free of symptoms for at least three days.

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