Coronavirus transmitted at Glasgow schools

Transmission of Covid-19 has been identified at Hutchesons’ Grammar and Lochend Community High in Glasgow.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHS GGC) has been carrying out contact tracing at the two schools after finding there is some evidence of the virus being passed within the premises.

This came the day after the city had lockdown restrictions reimposed as the spread of a coronavirus 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.”