September 30, 2020

School sends home class after student tests positive for Covid-19

A primary school in Dublin has sent home one of its senior classes after a student tested positive for the coronavirus.

The school’s principal stated that the “case originated outside the school” and that pupils have been sent home as a precaution.

In an email to parents, published on, the school asked students in the class to remain home and restrict their movements for 14 days.

The principal said that while the school is informing parents about the first positive case, they would not be doing so for further cases “unless instructed by public health to do so”.

Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating, and He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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