West Belfast school worker tests positive for coronavirus

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Part of a school in West Belfast has been closed for cleaning after a member of staff tested positive for Covid-19.Coláiste Feirste principal Micheál Mac Giolla Ghunna said in a statement that the employee may have had “occasional contact” with eighth graders.

But after speaking to the Public Health Agency, they said they were assured the children could still attend school.

Their full statement, written in Irish and English, reads: “I would like to inform you that a member of our school community has tested positive for Covid-19. I followed the most recent advice from the Public Health Agency. (PHA).

“We made sure the affected area of ​​the school was kept closed for a thorough cleaning. We believe there may have been occasional contact between the staff member and some grade 8 students.

“We have spoken to the PHA doctors and they assure us that it is not a risk and that the children can go to school. ”

However, if a child at school is showing symptoms of the virus, he has asked parents or guardians to keep him at home.



They added: “Of course, if your child has any of the three symptoms of Covid, it should be kept at home and you should follow the advice of PLHIV.

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