More than 750 students test positive in Newcastle

News from the English city of Newcastle now, where some 770 students at Northumbria University have tested positive for COVID-19.

A spokesperson for the university said 78 of the affected students were showing symptoms.

“These students are all now self-isolating. Their flatmates and any close contacts are also self-isolating for 14 days in line with government guidance and have been advised to book a test as soon as possible should symptoms appear,” the university said.

Students across the UK are self-isolating after several outbreaks of coronavirus hit university communities.

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