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A hospital ward has been closed to admissions after an outbreak of Covid-19. NHS Borders said an infection control team is dealing with the situation at Borders General Hospital, where there are eight confirmed cases among patients. A small number of staff members are currently symptomatic and are awaiting test results. The health board said ward seven is closed to admissions and all but essential visiting is suspended. Members of the Test and Protect team are in the process of tracing contacts.
Dr Ed James, consultant microbiologist, said: "A multidisciplinary team has been established to oversee the management of this outbreak and the situation will continue to be reviewed and monitored very closely." A TEENAGE boy has died after being found injured near Strathclyde University in Glasgow. Emergency services raced to Rottenrow after the alarm was raised about the 18-year-old in the early hours of this morning. 1 A teenage boy died after being found injured near Strathclyde University Credit: Google Maps He was rushed to Glasgow Royal Infirmary where he died a short time later. Cops have launched a probe into the teen's death which is being treated as unexplained at this time. Enquiries are ongoing.
The teenager sadly died a short time later at Glasgow Royal Infirmary. READ MORE: Rottenrow: Teen dies after being found in Glasgow street near Strathclyde University Police have since locked down a car park close to Collin's Street as a probe has been launched to establish the circumstances surrounding the death of the teenager. Students residing in nearby halls have revealed they are "horrified" to hear of the incident, adding that the area is "normally very safe". One student said: "I didn't know anything about this until around an hour ago. "I live in the block right beside the flats so I must have been sound asleep. It's terrifying to hear something like this has happened so close to our student grounds. "My flatmates and I are absolutely horrified". READ MORE: Copland Road: Glasgow residents in evacuation nightmare to wait 'one year' to regain access to possessions Another said: "I'm so shocked to hear about this. The area is normally very safe and full of students, so I have no idea how or why this could have happened." Meanwhile, another student told how he had heard the sirens in the early hours of the morning. He said: "I'm a light sleeper so I woke up to the noise of sirens this morning. I had no clue this was what had happened. It's so sad and also concerning at the same time." Officers say they are currently treating the death as unexplained. 'Unexplained' death after 18-year-old man found injured near Strathclyde University An 18-year-old man has died in hospital after being found injured on Rottenrow, Glasgow in the early hours of this morning. By Beth Murray and Hannah Brown Wednesday, 9th December 2020, 11:53 am Rottenrow, Glasgow The death is being treated as unexplained and police have confirmed that enquiries are ongoing. Chief Inspector Craig Walker said: "Around 1.50am on Wednesday, December 9, emergency services were called to a report of a man found injured in Rottenrow, Glasgow. Sign up to our daily newsletter The i newsletter cut through the noise Sign up Thanks for signing up! Sorry, there seem to be some issues. Please try again later. Submitting... "An 18-year-old man was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary for treatment where he died a short time later. Strathclyde University have been contacted for a comment. A message from the Editor:Thank you for reading this article. We're more reliant on your support than ever as the shift in consumer habits brought about by coronavirus impacts our advertisers. The video will auto-play soon 8 Cancel Get the stories that matter to you sent straight to your inbox with our daily newsletter. Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email Police have launched an investigation after a teenager died following an incident near Strathclyde University in the early hours of this morning. The 18-year-old was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary for treatment after he was found severely injured in Rottenrow. However, he sadly died a short time later. A police spokesman confirmed emergency services attended the scene at around 1.50am, with officers still on site. (Image: Google Maps.) The area has been cordoned off to all members of the public. The spokesman confirmed the death is being treated as "unexplained". Rottenrow is the location of the majority of Strathclyde University' halls of residence and student support organisations. Chief Inspector Craig Walker, Local Area Commander for Glasgow said: "Around 1.50am on Wednesday, 9 December, 2020 emergencies services were called to a report of a man found injured in Rottenrow, Glasgow. "An 18-year-old man was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary for treatment where he died a short time later. His death is being treated as unexplained and enquiries are ongoing. "A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal."