COVID-19: Sydney high school closes

COVID-19: Sydney high school closes

Camden High School has become the second Sydney school to close in 24 hours after a Year 7 student tested positive to COVID-19.

On Thursday, Lane Cove West Public School in Sydney’s north was closed after a student tested positive to COVID-19.

The Sydney cases follow a spate of school closures in Victoria which have seen multiple cases flare up over the last two weeks.

Brunswick East Primary School and Keilor Views Primary School became the fifth and sixth Victorian schools to close this week after confirmed cases at Albanvale Primary School, Springside Primary School, Camberwell Grammar School and St Mary’s Primary School.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has warned that Victoria's coronavirus outbreaks are “a good wake-up call” for NSW as restrictions gradually ease.

“New South Wales is still doing very well, but we’re always very conscious of these break outs,” Berejiklian said.

“What you see in Melbourne can easily happen here. That’s why we need to ask everyone to keep coming forward and getting tested which has been fantastic”.

Since the pandemic was declared by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on February 11, 28 Australian schools have been closed as a direct result of on-site infections

The global COVID-19 toll currently stands at 9.6 million people infected and 490,000 killed, according to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Centre.