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Pressure: ten ambulance service staff in Craigavon hospital have tested positive after a golf outing

Pressure: ten ambulance service staff in Craigavon hospital have tested positive after a golf outing

Pressure: ten ambulance service staff in Craigavon hospital have tested positive after a golf outing

Sixteen members of staff at Craigavon Ambulance Station have been forced to take time off work following a Covid-19 outbreak.

The Belfast Telegraph can reveal that 10 staff members from the Southern Division base tested positive for the virus following a social event — believed to be a golf trip to the Republic — and a further six have had to self-isolate and are unavailable for work.

The head of the ambulance service, speaking to the BBC on Thursday morning, confirmed the staff had been on a golf trip but stressed they had not been in contact with patients. He said they were not seriously ill and their isolation period was coming to an end.