A WARD at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital has seen a "number" of positive Covid-19 cases.

The NHS confirmed that the ward has been closed temporarily to new admissions.

All patients who have tested positive are currently self-isolating.

A NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde spokeswoman said: "We have a number of positive cases in a ward at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and staff are working extremely hard to ensure the appropriate measures have been implemented to minimise the spread of the virus.

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"This includes the temporary closure of the ward to new admissions and other Covid-19 control measures.

"All those affected have been contact traced, screened and are self-isolating. All asymptomatic contact patients are being cared for separately from the confirmed cases.

"In the meantime our staff continue to follow strict infection prevention and control guidelines to ensure we’re able to continue treating our patients without putting them at additional risk due to Covid-19."