AN OUTBREAK of winter vomiting bug has closed two wards at York Hospital.

Health bosses at Wigginton Road announced that Ward 11 and Ward 37 had been hit by Norovirus, resulting in a total of 67 beds closed to new admissions.

Libby McManus, chief nurse, said: “We are specifically asking people who have been unwell not to visit the hospital until they have been free of symptoms for 48 hours. This is really important because the virus is highly infectious.