Camden High School NSW closed after positive coronavirus test result
A high school in Sydney’s west will be closed on Friday after a Year 7 student tested positive for the coronavirus.
Camden High School will be shut to both students and staff as it undergoes cleaning and carries out contact tracing, the NSW Department of Education said in a statement.
All students will be required to undertake at-home learning, while anyone who has been unwell with flu-like symptoms has been urged to get tested.
“A clinic has been set up at Camden Hospital,” the department said.
Further advice on when the school will reopen will be provided later on Friday, it added.
Camden High School is the third Sydney school to be closed in recent weeks.
Lane Cove West Public School in Sydney‘s Lower North Shore was closed on Thursday after a Year 2 student contracted the virus.
The school was closed for deep cleaning, although the student reportedly did not attend during the week.
NSW Education said the school would resume operations on Friday.
Laguna Street Public School in southern Sydney was also shut down after a teacher tested positive earlier this month.
The number of coronavirus cases in New South Wales has now reached 3162, with four cases confirmed on Thursday.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said with Victoria’s recent surge in mind, it was crucial for her government to strike the right balance between easing restrictions and preventing community transmission.
“The risk will increase because we are easing further restrictions but we also can’t sit still,” she said on Thursday.
“We can’t allow the economy to continue to decline because then, we will have so many people out of work that it won’t be a position from which we can get ourselves out of.”
– With wires