Coronavirus case confirmed 20 miles from Manchester

A school in buxton has closed due to an infected parent

The holiday resort of Buxton, 21 miles from Manchester is home to the cities closest coronavirus patient yet.

A primary school in the spa town has closed due to a student’s parent being found to be infected with the Covid-19 virus.

Burbage Primary School sent a text alert to parents, warning them that the school was closed.

Last night a Twitter user reported seeing medical staff in hazmat suits put someone into an ambulance which had rushed over from Stockport.

Zoe Milly Jones was on Clifton Road, Buxton at 10.45pm when she saw this occur.

The BBC reports that a parent had been on holiday without their child and that the child had attended class for two days.

Burbage school has 350 pupils.

Buxton medical practice has also closed. Their answerphone message currently says: “We have a confirmed case of coronavirus”.

Dr Fu-Meng Khaw, director of Public Health England East Midlands said: “My team have spoken to the school, assessed the risk and confirmed that there is currently no information to suggest that there is any increased health risk to any pupils or staff at the school and no public health reason to remain closed at the current time.”

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