Two more Sydney schools have been closed after two students tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Two students from St Patrick’s Marist College in Dundas, and one student from Willoughby Girls High School were confirmed to have the virus, which has infected 46 people in NSW and 87 nationally.
In a statement today, St Patrick’s Marist College in Dundas, said the school would be closed until Wednesday and asked parents and carers to collect their children.
“Supervision will be available for students who are unable to return home today with reduced interaction between students and the school will also be closed on Tuesday 10 March,” the statement read.
On Friday, Epping Boys High School was ordered to close after a student tested positive for the virus.
Mark Scott, NSW Secretary of Education said the state’s education system has “well prepared continuity plans” and is contacting students, parents and the broader school community to provide advice and support during the outbreak.
Since the first COVID-19 death was reported on January 9, it has claimed the lives of nearly 4,000 people, and 110,000 others have been infected in more than 80 countries worldwide.
The advice from NSW Health for any student or staff member who feels unwell is to not attend school and to seek medical advice, but call ahead first.