Student at prestigious private school St Ignatius College Riverview tests positive for coronavirus
- Year 12 student at St Ignatius’ College Riverview has tested positive to COVID-19
- The school will be shut from Thursday for a deep clean and contact tracing
- The day and boarding school is one of Sydney’s most prestigious schools
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A student at a prestigious Sydney private school has tested positive for coronavirus.
The student is understood to be in Year 12 at St Ignatius’ College Riverview, on the city’s Lower North Shore.
The all boys school will be shut from Thursday for a deep clean and contact tracing will be conducted.
The ABC reported the COVID-19 infection was supposed to be announced at Thursday morning’s press conference with NSW Health and the premier.
A student at St Ignatius College Riverview (pictured) has tested positive to coronavirus
The Catholic day and boarding school was founded in 1880 and has become one of Sydney’s most distinguished schools for men.
Former prime minister Tony Abbott, former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce and 2GB radio host Ben Fordham all attended the institution.
The positive COVID-19 infection comes as New South Wales prepares for students at public school across the state to return to school full-time on Monday.
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