Ambulance bosses have moved to reassure worried parents after a false coronavirus rumour started doing the rounds on social media.
As the virus continues to sweep the country, causing schools and businesses to close and people have been advised to stay at home, inaccurate rumours have been spreading like wildfire.
One viral rumour wrongly claimed that if a child was taken to hospital with Covid-19, then their parents or carers would not be able to go to with them in the ambulance.
Now West Midlands Ambulance Service, which covers Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire, has sought to quash this inaccurate rumour.
A message sent out by the ambulance service denies this, reading: “Judging by your reaction, lots of you were clearly worried about this, so glad we can set the record straight.
“Lots of posts on social media claiming parents won’t be allowed to travel with their children if they have suspected coronavirus.
“This is 100 per cent fake news. We will take them.”
In Staffordshire there have been 372 confirmed cases of coronavirus.