Coronavirus case confirmed at Humberstone Junior Academy in Leicester

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A further case of coronavirus has been identified at a Leicester primary school.

Parents at Humberstone Junior Academy were yesterday told that a child with Covid-19 had been identified within the school.

It is the latest confirmed case of the virus among several in secondary schools in the city and county that have emerged since the Government ordered that classes resumed for the autumn term in September.

Executive head Annemarie Williams said parents of other children in the bubble of the infected child had been advised that they should self-isolate for 14 days.

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The school remains open.

In an email, she said: “We have been advised that there has been a confirmed case of Covid-19 within the school.

“We are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with public health

colleagues.

"This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child.

“Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus will be a mild illness.

"The school remains open and providing your child remains well they can continue to attend school as normal.

“We will keep this under review.”

Humberstone Junior School and Humberstone Infant School, which share a site in Main Street, both closed in June

when coronavirus cases were previously identified among staff.

For the latest updates on school closures, see our live blog.

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