Three schools closed over coronavirus fears after pupils fly back from Italy school trip

Three schools have been closed after pupils returned from school trips to Italy with flu-like symptoms, amid fears of a coronavirus outbreak.

Tuesday, 25th February 2020, 1:44 pm
Updated Wednesday, 26th February 2020, 4:54 pm

Cransley School, in Northwich, Brine Leas Academy, in Nantwich, and Sandbach High School, in Sandbach – all in Cheshire - are now closed after a number of pupils returned from trips to Italy over half-term.

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There are currently 11 towns in Italy on lockdown after seven people died from the virus and 229 others tested positive.

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Three schools have been closed over coronavirus fears. (Photo: Getty Images).