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King's Lynn school student tests negative for coronavirus

A Lynn student who was sent home from school last week amid health concerns has tested negative for coronavirus, education chiefs say.

The pupil was one of three from the Springwood High School to be sent home last Thursday after showing signs of being unwell.

But executive headteacher Andy Johnson said a short time ago: "Today, we've been informed that the pupil who had felt unwell following a half term skiing trip to Austria has returned a negative result for Coronavirus.

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Coronavirus. (30789585)

"We're now awaiting confirmation of a negative result for another pupil who we advised to self-isolate as a precautionary measure.

"A third pupil, currently off sick from school, has been told by the NHS that they do not require a test based on their symptoms.

"Springwood staff will continue to remain vigilant of any student who is showing cold and flu symptoms, and we will continue to follow Government advice."

Andy Johnson
Andy Johnson

The announcement comes as a Heacham couple told how they had been forced to self-isolate after returning home from Tenerife.

The Springwood party had been to the town of Saalbach Hinterglemm during the half-term holiday last month.

The town is around 100 miles east of Innsbruck, where a hotel was placed in lockdown last week after two members of its staff, who are both Italian, tested positive for the illness. The restrictions have since been lifted.

A further 34 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the UK today, taking the current total to 89.

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