Uk news Napier University virus cluster probed after cases linked to student flats MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - NHS Lothian are carrying out contact tracing after a number of positive cases at the Bainfield apartments in Edinburgh.
Breaking News ! A cluster of coronavirus cases are being investigated in student accommodation at Edinburgh Napier University. NHS Lothian say they are carrying out contact tracing measures at the Bainfield flats after a number of people tested positive for the virus. The health board's protection team is tracing contacts and advising them to self-isolate for two weeks but has stressed the university remains open. Read More Related Articles Get the latest Scottish news sent straight to your inbox with our newsletters Read More Related Articles Scots nursery shuts and kids told to self-isolate after staff member gets virus NHS Lothian said in a statement: "NHS Lothian's health protection team are investigating a cluster of cases who have tested positive for Covid-19 in Edinburgh Napier University's Bainfield student accommodation. "To respect and maintain patient confidentiality, no further details will be released. "The health protection team are contacting individuals and any close contacts living in university accommodation. "Appropriate advice and guidance to self-isolate is being provided.
"If someone has been in close contact with a confirmed case, they will be contacted and given advice about what they should do. "If you have been contacted regarding these cases by NHS Lothian you should isolate for 14 days even if you do not develop any symptoms. "You do not need to be tested unless you become symptomatic with either a new and continuous cough, a fever, a loss or change in smell or taste.
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"The university remains open and operational as normal. All students and staff who have not been asked to self-isolate should continue to attend as normal." A spokesman for the university declined to add to the NHS statement.
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