Following a confirmed case of coronavirus in Brighton, a student has been told by Public Health England (PHE) to self-isolate for 14 days.
Portslade Aldridge Community Academy (PACA) said in a statement on Friday, “As I am sure many of you are aware, media outlets reported on Thursday of a first confirmed case of the coronavirus in Brighton.
“We are working in collaboration with and being guided by the local authority and Public Health England to ensure that we at PACA are acting consistently with the right medical advice.
“Today we have been contacted by a parent of a student at PACA who was contacted by Public Health England as part of their investigation concerning the confirmed case that was reported in the press yesterday.
“We have been informed by the parent that they have been advised by Public Health England to self-isolate their child at home for 14 days.
“If at any point the child is found to be symptomatic we will be notified.”
Two other patients who are confirmed with coronavirus in the UK are still being treated at the Royal Victoria Infirmary infectious diseases centre in Newcastle upon Tyne.