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Coronavirus: Downham class able to return to school after Thursday's positive test

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A school class was able to return to their normal lessons today after a positive coronavirus case was discovered on Thursday.

Downham's Hillcrest Primary School welcomed back Year 6 pupils this morning after they were required to work at home on Friday.

Headteacher Matthew Try confirmed the boy who tested positive remains in isolation, but the others in the class were able to return.

Hillcrest Primary School
Hillcrest Primary School

The school said on Friday that they were confident the pupils would be able to return this week after talks with the Norfolk Outbreak Management Team.

A total of 26 pupils were asked to stay at home on Friday after the positive test was discovered the previous evening.

Hillcrest were able to stay open for all other classes on Friday and this week.

Figures for the seven days up to Tuesday, December 8, show there were 169 confirmed coronavirus cases in the borough of West Norfolk, up by 39 on the previous week.

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