A Bromley GP surgery which closed as a precaution after the arrival of a possible coronavirus patient has confirmed they have not been diagnosed with the illness.

A note was posted in Coldharbour Hill surgery's window on Thursday stating that it "followed guidance as given by Public Health England in dealing with a potential case" of coronavirus by closing so a "deep clean" could take place.

The surgery has since confirmed that the patient has been cleared as "not at risk of a confirmed diagnosis of coronavirus."

The statement reads: "On the evening of Wednesday a patient attended the Coldharbour Surgery, and was seen by one of our GPs.

"It was identified that the patient may have been at risk of contracting coronavirus (COVID-19).

"In order to provide the duty of care to our patients and staff, the practice followed the guidelines as set out by Public Health England and were in direct communication with the team at 111.

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"We were pleased to receive clearance from the relevant bodies the patient was not at risk of a confirmed diagnosis of Coronavirus, and was discharged to return home, with no follow up required.

"Whilst we understand the anxiety of local residents and our registered population, we would like to reassure people that there has been no confirmed case of Coronavirus at the Coldharbour Surgery, and there is no need for undue concern."

The surgery will reopen on Monday as normal at 8am.

This comes after a London woman became the ninth person in the UK to test positive for the virus.

Yesterday, it was revealed that the Chinese national was dropped to Lewisham A&E in an Uber on Sunday (February 9).

The patient was given a mask and escorted to a purpose-built 'pod'.

She was later transported home to await the results of her tests, while two members of staff were placed in quarantine.

After confirmation on Wednesday, she was taken to St Thomas’ for treatment, which is near London Bridge.

Uber confirmed that the driver's account has been suspended earlier, who Public Health England have said that is not considered high risk.