Students who tested positive for COVID-19 attended exclusive Sydney private schools while infectious
- Two students attended elite private schools in Sydney’s East while infectious
- They were sent home from Moriah College and Waverley College on Tuesday
- A 10-year-old from Moriah College tested positive for COVID-19 after one day
- The Year 7 boy from Waverley College went to class for two days while infectious
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Two students attended exclusive Sydney private schools while they were infectious with COVID-19.
Students at Moriah College and Waverley College, both in Sydney’s east, were sent home on Tuesday after they tested positive for coronavirus.
A 10-year-old from Moriah College attended the school for one day, while a Year 7 boy from Waverley College went to class for two days while infectious, 7News reported.
Two students at exclusive private schools Moriah College and Waverley College (pictured), both in Sydney’s east, attended school while infected with COVID-19
A 10-year-old from Moriah College (pictured) attended school for one day while infected and a Year 7 boy from Waverley College went to class for two days while he was infectious
The two students were the only confirmed coronavirus cases in New South Wales on Wednesday and brought state’s total to 3,089.
Both schools have been closed for deep cleaning and over 85 students and teachers were advised to self isolate.
Moriah College identified 31 people as close contacts and Waverley College identified 54.
The 10-year-old and 12-year-old are recovering at home.
Both of the students were driven to school.
The coronavirus evacuations came a day after New South Wales students returned to school full-time on Monday.
Ms Berejiklian on Wednesday encouraged anyone connected to the schools to seek testing and said the source of the respective cases remained unknown.
She denied jumping the gun in encouraging students to return to classrooms so quickly.
‘This is the new normal during the pandemic,’ Ms Berejiklian told the Nine Network.
‘It is a very big coincidence two students in close proximity happened to get it when we have had very low numbers of students actually getting the disease.
‘It means we have to be prepared for this to happen again … because this happens in two schools with one student each doesn’t mean you shut down the entire system.’
Almost 3100 cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in NSW, with almost 465,000 virus tests carried out across the state and one person currently in intensive care.
The state’s death toll remains at 50.