17 Sep 2020

Covid-19: South Auckland primary school closes after child tests positive

12:08 pm on 17 September 2020

A South Auckland primary school is closed after a child tested positive for Covid-19.

Chapel Downs School in Flat Bush will be closed until early next week.

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Chapel Downs School in Flat Bush will not be re-opening until early next week, while close contacts are being identified and classrooms cleaned.

Public health officials said the child was tested on Sunday, before being dropped off at school on Monday at 8.30am, but was picked up again at 9am.

The positive test result came back later on Monday.

The family are now in isolation.

The case is among those previously reported by the Ministry of Health.