Third Victorian school closes after students tests positive for coronavirus

Modesto Morganelli
Июня 17, 2020

A Melbourne primary school has become the latest to close its doors due to coronavirus.

The new confirmed case follows the closure of a third Victorian school this week, after a child tested positive to coronavirus.

Pakenham Springs Primary School acting principal Renee Cotterell said: "Students and staff who have attended the school are required to remain at home while contact tracing occurs".

Ms Mikakos said two of the remaining six new cases have been linked to known outbreaks while the others were detected through routine testing.

Both schools have been closed for cleaning and close contacts, including classmates and teachers, have been told to self isolate for 14 days.

The student at Strathmore Primary School was one of nine new Covid-19 cases recorded in Victoria on Tuesday.

A Monash Health spokesperson on Monday said close contacts were identified and placed in quarantine but no services have closed following the incident.

The extended family cluster has grown to 12 cases after they had gatherings across homes in Coburg, Broadmeadows and Pakenham.

Two Melbourne primary schools were shut on Monday after some of the students tested positive for COVID-19, said the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

In addition, a young woman who attended Black Lives Matter protest in Melbourne on June 6 also tested positive for the virus.

"The school will conduct a deep clean of affected classrooms and common areas".

Yahoo News Australia has contacted Victoria's Department for Education and Training for comment.

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