THE mayor of Ledbury has spoked out on the Coronavirus outbreak in Mathon.

Mayor of Ledbury, cllr Dan Vesma, said: "I would like to express my concern regarding the Covid-19 outbreak at Mathon.

"First and foremost, I wish a full and speedy recovery to those who are dealing with symptoms and offer my sympathies to their family and friends who will no doubt be finding this to be a very distressing situation. I also offer Ledbury's support to those working to contain the virus within the farm, although from what I understand, every action is already being taken to limit the wider impact.

"I know that the schools and other local organisations are in close contact with Public Health England, and I am reassured that they do not see additional risk to Ledbury's population.

"Covid-19 is a cruel virus, and this outbreak should be a reminder to all of us that we are far from out of the woods. I would urge my fellow citizens to be respectful towards each other's health and take every opportunity to reduce the risk of transfer, give each other space and use masks where appropriate."