Sydney school students attended classes while infectious

Two schoolchildren diagnosed with coronavirus in Sydney this week attended classes while infectious, New South Wales’s deputy chief health officer says.

Dr Jeremy McAnulty said a 10-year-old student at Moriah College in Queens Park attended school for one day while infectious, while a 12-year-old student at Waverley College attended for two days.

Both schools, which had been checking students’ temperatures, have now been closed for deep cleaning.

Contact tracing and further investigations are also underway, NSW Health said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Australia has recorded a total 7139 cases of COVID-19, with 3089 in New South Wales, 1618 in Victoria, 1058 in Queensland, 440 in South Australia, 570 in Western Australia, 228 in Tasmania, 107 in the Australian Capital Territory and 29 in the Northern Territory.

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Two schoolchildren diagnosed with coronavirus in Sydney this week attended classes while infectious, New South Wales’s deputy chief health officer says.

Dr Jeremy McAnulty said a 10-year-old student at Moriah College in Queens Park attended school for one day while infectious, while a 12-year-old student at Waverley College attended for two days.

Both students were driven to school in private vehicles and are now recovering at home, NSW Health said in a statement on Wednesday.

The schools, which had been checking students’ temperatures, have also been closed for deep cleaning.

A total of 28 students and 3 teachers have been identified as close contacts at Moriah College, while 44 students and 10 teachers have been identified at Waverley College.

“Contact tracing and further investigations are underway,” NSW Health said.





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