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Deep cleaning at private school after student tests positive

A deep cleaning operation at a prestigious Sydney private school is underway after a student tested positive for coronavirus.

The alarm was raised yesterday at Saint Ignatius’ College Riverview and the school went into lockdown within hours.

This is expected to take some time as cleaners go through classrooms, halls, sporting facilities and outdoor areas.

The school aims to fully reopen next week in line with the resumption of classroom teaching in other NSW schools.

A deep cleaning operation is underway at St Ignatius’ College in Sydney after a student tested positive for coronavirus. (Photo: Dominic Lorrimer) (Nine)

In a letter to parents, Saint Ignatius’ College Riverview said staff and students identified as close contacts of the student will be contacted and asked to self-isolate.

The school said the student who tested positive to the virus is not a boarder and has not had any contact with the school’s Regis Campus, which is reserved for years five and six.

“The school will be non-operational to the onsite attendance of staff and students while the school conducts contact tracing and is cleaned,” the letter reads.

“We anticipate this will be for no more than 48 hours.”

Parents picked up students from St Ignatius’ College after a student tested positive for cononavirus. (Photo: Dominic Lorrimer) (Nine)

Boarding houses for senior students staying at the school will remain open.

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Source: 9News

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