A student from 3.g at Rysensteen Gymnasium in Copenhagen has been tested positive for the new coronavirus, covid-19.
The male student had been on a ski holiday in Italy during the school winter holidays – week 7.
This confirms the high school’s principal, Gitte Transbøl, to DR News, who says she got the message this morning.
I have talked to the student and the National Board of Health, and I have informed students and teachers via our network that this has happened and how we should deal with it, says the principal, who says that the student has done well in the circumstances.
In connection with the case of infection, the health authorities have decided that a further four students from the high school should be sent home in quarantine.
The symptoms have shown up over the weekend, so it’s the ones he has been with over the weekend that you have concentrated on, says Rector Gitte Transbøl.
The school day continues despite the announcement of the infected student.
In general, we take it easy, but of course there are some who worry. I’ve talked to some of the students from his class. When the whole class gets together at 2 pm, I go up and talk to them all, she says.
In total, 10 Danes have tested positive for coronavirus, told Health Minister Magnus Heunicke (S) last night.
More than 90,000 tested positive worldwide. Just over 3,000 have died, while just over 50,000 are healthy again.