FIVE wards were still closed at York Hospital yesterday after an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug norovirus.

Ten wards were originally affected by the bug last Friday, with four being closed in an attempt to prevent it spreading.

The hospital said the situation was “beginning to settle down in some areas” and two wards may reopen today.

Visiting times on the affected wards are still restricted and the hospital is continuing to urge people who have been unwell not to visit until they have been free of symptoms for at least 48 hours.