Year 8 student tests positive for coronavirus at Adelaide high school 

Year 8 student tests positive for coronavirus at Adelaide high school

  • A year eight student at Unley High School, Adelaide has contracted COVID-19
  • The student was exposed to the coronavirus through one of the staff members
  • Principal Greg Rolton said they won’t be closing down the school 
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 A Year 8 student at an Adelaide high school has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The student at Unley High School contracted the virus after coming into contact with a staff member who tested positive last week, according to ABC news. 

School Principal Greg Rolton advised parents about the student’s situation in a letter to parents.

But Mr Rolton said the school would keep its doors open despite the latest news.  

‘It is important that you know that SA Health have confirmed there is no further risk at Unley High School due to this child,’ Principal Greg Rolton wrote.  

The school had only reopened this morning after a large scale cleaning operation after news of the staff member’s status.  

Meanwhile, the Northern Territory has recorded its second confirmed case of the coronavirus.  

A man aged in his mid-30s who had recently been in Europe and living overseas was in quarantine when he was tested for the virus, NT Health Minister Natasha Fyles said.

A Sydney man who has the virus has been recovering in Royal Darwin Hospital over the last fortnight.