DOZENS of pupils at a Glasgow school have been forced to self-isolate after a youngster tested positive for Covid-19.
Health chiefs confirmed an entire P7 class at Glasgow Gaelic School in the city’s west end have been told to quarantine.
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A number of children who had travelled on a school bus have also been ordered to self-isolate.
One pupil at the Berkeley Street school has tested positive for coronavirus, with classmates identified as close contact told to quarantine “as a precaution”.
Parents of those identified as close contacts have been sent a letter from health chiefs.
A spokesperson for Glasgow City Council said: “We have robust measures in place at all our schools to help stop the spread of the virus.
“We have communication procedures in place to alert our families to any contact tracing that’s being carried out and in consultation with our public health experts.
“Parents of children who’ve been identified as close contacts have been sent the relevant public health letter with details of the self-isolation required as a precaution.
“This includes some pupils who use one of the school buses.”
It comes as 17 hospital wards in Greater Glasgow have been identified as ‘red wards’ and closed to new admissions.
NHS chiefs confirmed there are currently 609 Covid-19 patients in hospitals across the health board.
This means 55 per cent of Scotland’s 1,100 patients are in Greater Glasgow and Clyde – the nation’s largest health board.
NHS GGC has red, amber and green wards throughout its hospitals to minimise the spread of Covid-19 by keeping patients separate.
The Scottish Sun has approached Glasgow City Council and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde for comment.
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