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China school locks down children after one Covid case

BBC News

November 3, 2021

Dozens of students were held inside a Chinese primary school for hours after it was locked down because a staff member tested positive for Covid-19.

A large group of parents gathered outside the school, anxiously waiting for news which did not come until almost midnight.

The children were tested and reportedly told to wait in the school overnight until their results came out.

The students are thought to have been between seven and 12 years of age.

According to local site Jimu News, the school principal finally emerged at around 23:30 local time (15:30 GMT) and told waiting parents that some children would have to go into quarantine.

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