Coronavirus: Covid transmission within schools detected in Glasgow

Health officials have found evidence of coronavirus spreading in two schools in Glasgow.

The schools have not been identified by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde but they are both in the Glasgow City Council area.

The health board said there was evidence of transmission of the virus amongst a small number of cases in school settings.

In a statement, they added that it was being "carefully managed".

"Control measures have been put in place and we are monitoring the situation," it said.

In previous cases, officials said the virus was not being spread in schools and any positive cases were linked to community clusters.

Pupils began returning to school in Scotland about three weeks ago and since then the number of schoolchildren testing positive for the virus has been relatively low.

Of 29,500 tested across Scotland last week, 37 returned positive results. Two weeks ago, 17,500 children aged between two and 17 were tested and 49 were positive.

Youngsters in secondary schools have had to wear face coverings when moving between classrooms since Monday in an attempt to minimise transmission.

The development follows the introduction of new restrictions on people visiting other households in Glasgow and two other areas.

About 800,000 people in Glasgow City, West Dunbartonshire and East Renfrewshire are affected by the rules.

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