A spokesperson for Thomas’s Battersea confirmed on Thursday, February 27, that a few of their students have self-isolated for suspected novel coronavirus. They are still awaiting test results.
“Like all schools we are taking the potential risks connected with the spread of Covid-19 very seriously and to this end are following government guidance to the letter around both prevention against infection and in dealing with cases where any staff or pupils are suspected of being exposed to the virus or who display any symptoms,” the spokesperson said in a statement. “We currently have a very small number of pupils who have been tested and these individuals are currently, as per government advice, remaining at home pending the receipt of their test results.”
As RadarOnline.com readers know, the disease has made its way around the world, and has turned deadly for many of the affected — particularly the elderly.
As of now, there are reportedly 19 cases of coronavirus in the United Kingdom.
The school — which is less than four miles from Kensington Palace — has around 550 students.
The World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus — officially called COVID-19 — outbreak a global health emergency. The disease, which was born this year in China, has already infected 83,265 people around the world. 36,436 have recovered, 2,858 have died.