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The statement said: "We can confirm that the radiology services affected by the national cyber-attack at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital have been restored".

Major companies that includes sixteen National Health Service organsisations in the U.K. FedEx, telecom companies Telefonica of Spain and Megafon of Russian Federation were also hit.

The WannaCry worm locks users out of their computers and demands that victims pay hundreds of dollars to regain control of their information.

News of the attack first hit on Friday when NHS staffers reported they were unable to access their IT systems and posted pictures online of computer screens showing a ransomware message.

Cyber Security Minister Dan Tehan said on Monday that just three businesses had been hit by the bug, despite worries of widespread infection.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt confirmed there has not been a second wave of cyber attacks on NHS trusts.

BLOOD tests will resume at hospitals across mid Essex following the NHS cyber attack last week.

The National Cyber Security Centre has been coordinating the State's response to the threat from the fast-spreading malicious software and has issued a series of advisory notices to Government departments and agencies.

"We expect systems, by and large, to be up and running today, obviously there will be ongoing work to learn lessons about what has happened".

"We will be reducing the volume of planned services on Monday to ensure we can continue to run services safely".

Winchester and Andover have so far not been affected.

Problems with cyber security in the NHS was highlighted previous year by Dame Fiona Caldicott, the national data guardian, who warned issues were given insufficient priority and that health bodies persisted in using obsolete computer systems, The Times reported.

Services are open and operating "as best as possible", but the trusts have asked patients only to attend A&E in life-threatening and urgent cases.

The NHS has warned the appointments at hospitals and GP may be slower than normal while the disruption caused by the ransomware attack subsides.