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Sydney school evacuated due to positive case of coronavirus

Newshub logoNewshub 26/05/2020 Vita Molyneux
a sidewalk sign with a clock on the side of a building: Waverley College © Google Maps. Waverley College

A Sydney school has closed just one day after it opened due to a positive case of coronavirus. 

Waverley College has asked parents to collect their children after learning a student had contracted the disease. 

A spokeswoman for the Catholic boys school told The Sydney Morning Herald a year seven boy has tested positive for the virus. 

The school was informed of the case on Tuesday morning. Any students whose parents could not be picked up have been sent home on private buses.

"The school is very prepared for this." the spokeswoman said. 

The evacuation comes just one day after students returned to campus after two months of distance learning. 

Representative body Catholic Schools New South Wales  said it aimed to have all 250,000 students back by the end of May. Last week Premier Gladys Berejiklian said while it is safe for students to return to campuses, there will be a rise in coronavirus cases as a result. 

New South Wales has a total of 3090 cases of COVID-19 and 50 people have died from the disease. 

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