A CITY hospital locked down a ward on Sunday afternoon amid fears a patient had coronavirus - with visitors told they would not be able to see their loved ones.

The Glasgow Times understands that infection control measures were implemented at Ward B in Stobhill hospital.

It is understood that an elderly patient was put into a single room for isolation and tested for coronavirus.

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One relative of a patient, who was visiting the hospital, told The Glasgow Times: "An elderly patient at Ward B in Stobhill hospital was put into a single room for isolation.

"Infection control measures were put into place as a precautionary measure until lab results from swabs taken on the patient to determine if coronavirus is confirmed."

The visitor added: "I am a relative of a patient in the ward and I was informed that no visitors will be allowed into the ward.

"It is understood that all the rooms within the ward are getting a deep clean."

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The Glasgow Times also believes the ward at the centre of the lockdown offers orthopaedic rehabilitation for elderly patients.

A NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde spokeswoman said: "When a patient is displaying signs or symptoms of coronavirus, as is the case in a patient in Stobhill, we follow the national guidance which includes restricting visiting and undertaking a deep clean of the ward area.

"We vigorously follow the national guidance for ensure the safety and wellbeing of other patients and our staff."

The latest lockdown comes after we reported on Saturday that visiting at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital is to be restricted for patients who are acutely unwell.

Visitors to the Govan based hospital will be restricted to “those who are essential only”, such as parents of children or an adult patient’s partner or main carer.

The changes will apply to patients in areas including intensive care, high dependency, emergency departments, neonatal units, and cancer wards.

Staff at the QEUH have suggested NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGCC) go even further by suspending all visitors at the adult hospital, which is continuing to treat children with cancer.