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St Mary's pupil tests positive for Covid-19 after attending school

Pupils and staff instructed to self-isolate

A pupil at a Douglas primary school has tested positive for coronavirus after attending classes earlier this week.

The child is one of two new cases of Covid-19 identified on the Isle of Man.

They attended St Mary's Primary School on Tuesday and Wednesday, and showed no symptoms of the virus, which was then identified in pre-admission screening ahead of a medical procedure.

The youngster's family members have tested negative and the school's headteacher has been informed.

All those who attend or work at St Mary's are being instructed to self-isolate, along with those in their household.

The Island's Director of Public Health insists the risk to children remains low.

The Chief Minister will give more details at a media briefing at 1pm.