Transmission of coronavirus identified in two schools

Contact tracing is taking place at Lochend Community High School and Hutchesons' Grammar School.

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Coronavirus: Two Glasgow schools undergo contact tracing.

Transmission of coronavirus has been identified at two schools in Glasgow.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHS GGC) has been carrying out contact tracing at Lochend Community High School and Hutchesons’ Grammar School.

It comes the day after the city had lockdown restrictions reimposed as the spread of a Covid-19 cluster was being linked to different households.

An NHS GGC spokesman said: “There is evidence of transmission of the virus amongst a small number of cases in school settings and this is being carefully managed.

“Control measures have been put in place and we are monitoring the situation.

“To respect and maintain patient confidentiality, no further details will be released.”

Nicola Sturgeon defended the decision to impose new local lockdown restrictions on Glasgow and surrounding areas, insisting that doing nothing was “not an option” in the face of rising numbers of coronavirus cases.

The First Minister spoke out after some 800,000 people living in the city, West Dunbartonshire and East Renfrewshire were told not to visit other people’s homes.

The new measures – which have been put in place for the next two weeks – also mean that indoor visits to hospitals and care homes will now be limited to “essential visits”.

These restrictions, which came into place from Wednesday, will be reviewed every seven days.

They were introduced after the latest daily figures showed 86 new positive coronavirus cases were recorded in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area.