A school where the England Rugby team trained yesterday is now self-isolating amid fears over the coronavirus – according to reports.
St Edwards School in Oxford was the location for a three training base for England, who were there up until yesterday.
According to the Oxford Mail, the school has now chosen to direct its pupils to self-isolate at home as a precaution after pupils from the school returned from a country that had an outbreak of the respiratory virus.
A school spokesperson for St Edward’s said: “A small number of our pupils who have recently travelled to an affected area, or had close contact with someone who has travelled to an affected area, either have been, or are currently, undergoing a period of quarantine at home. Since our half term was earlier than many, most of our pupils are now back in school.
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“These are precautionary measures only and we have no concerns about the health of any member of our community (with regard to coronavirus) at present – though of course, as with all schools, we continue to monitor the situation closely and to follow the latest advice given out by PHE.”
Eddie Jones’ England charges at set to make the trip Rome on the final day of the Six Nations on March 14 but that match appears to be under threat of being cancelled as a result of measures being taken against the spread of the coronavirus aka COVID-19.
17 people have died from the disease in Italy and the country now has over 600 confirmed case, the highest of any country outside of Asia.
Ireland’s clash with Italy in Dublin on Saturday week has already been called off due to the outbreak.
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