Dublin primary school class sent home after child tests positive for Covid-19 2 months ago

Dublin primary school class sent home after child tests positive for Covid-19

Schools across Ireland began reopening last week.

A class in a Dublin primary school has been sent home after a student tested positive for Covid-19.

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The principal of the school told Claire Byrne on RTÉ's Today show that the child had tested positive for the virus and that the class had been sent home as a precautionary measure.

They added that the pupil did not contract Covid-19 in school.

The school in question had reopened last Wednesday for the first time since March.

Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn said this week that new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland's primary and secondary schools are very likely upon reopening.

“I am very aware that many of you are worried about the reopening of schools," he said. "This concern is natural and is to be fully expected.

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“There are no zero-risk options for reopening schools or indeed any other environment; the aim, therefore, is to reopen in as safe a way as possible."