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Southampton school shut over coronavirus fears

by LLB Reporter
10th Feb 20 4:37 pm

A school in Southampton has reportedly closed after pupils had shown signs similar to coronavirus.

The headteacher at St Mary’s Independent School told parents the school will have a deep clean “to allow any potential traces of the virus to be removed” and will reopen on Thursday, according to the Southern Daily Echo.

The newspaper reported that a family with children who attend St Mary’s school had recently travelled to the “affected” coronavirus region in China and have “developed symptoms similar to those presenting with the coronavirus.”

Claire Charlemagne the headteacher said the family have been placed in isolation at Southampton General Hospital, the newspaper added.

St Mary’s school in Southampton is an independent day school for boys and girls who are aged between three and 16-years old, the school has around 283 pupils.

On Monday the Department of Health announced people with coronavirus can be “forcibly quarantined” and will not be “free to leave” should they pose any threat.

The number of deaths has reached 910 people in China with two outside mainland China and there are more than 40,000 confirmed cases.

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