Banbridge Academy, Limavady Grammar and Cambridge House pupils sent home after Italian ski holiday

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Pupils from three schools in Northern Ireland have been sent home as a precaution against coronavirus after returning from a ski trip in Italy

Approx 50 pupils and staff from Cambridge House Grammar School Ballymena, Co Antrim, just returned from the Lombardy region in the north of Italy.

Based on advice from the Public Health Authority, they have asked students to spend 14 days in self isolation. A precautionary measure and no students are displaying any symptoms.

They did not visit the nine towns affected by the virus and travelled home through Milan airport.

In Co Derry, year 10 pupils from Limavady Grammar School recently returned from Marilleva, Italy.

The school said the group returned through Milan Airport on Saturday 22 February 2020.

“Following the advice of the Public Health Agency this morning all pupils and staff who travelled from Italy have been advised to self-isolate for 14 days (until 9 March) as a precautionary measure.

A third school, Banbridge Academy in Co Down has also taken the home-quarantine measures

Students from the school travelled to Italy earlier this month for a ski-trip, staying in Trentino.

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