Statement by Dudley North MP, Marco Longhi

Statement by Dudley North MP, Marco Longhi.

Following the news of an elderly person passing away at Russells Hall Hospital, who had contracted COVID-19, Marco Longhi MP made the following statement:

I am extremely sorry to hear of the passing of an elderly gentleman, with underlying medical conditions, who had contracted the COVID-19. I would like to offer my sincere condolences to his family and friends.

May I take this opportunity to press the importance for everyone to follow Government guidelines, including washing their hands frequently for at least 20 seconds. In addition, if anyone feels flu like symptoms, they should follow Government advice which is to stay at home and call 111. The Government will continue to take the advice from the Chief Medical Officer and senior clinicians.

I want to reassure residents that the NHS is well prepared to deal with incidents like this, and I am assured that the Government has a clear path to ensure the public is protected.

I welcome the Chancellor’s budget which has set out a £12 billion package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, individuals and businesses through the economic disruption caused by COVID-19

If you would like further information about self-isolation, or the latest information, please visit the Government guidance here: