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Five infections with the British corona variant at Bergschenhoek primary school

The highly contagious British variant of the corona virus broke out at the Willibrord School in Bergschenhoek, in the municipality of Lansingerland, at the end of November. A total of five people have been infected with the British corona variant.

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The outbreak was already underway at the end of November. The primary school, which has two two locations, already closed its doors on 11 and 14 December because there was a significant increase in the number of corona infections. However, it was not yet clear at that time that a number of cases also involved contamination with the new variant.

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Both teachers and students

According to Saskia Schenning of De Laurentius Foundation, to which the school is affiliated, there are five infections of the British variant among both teachers and students. This while the persons have not been in England. “I haven’t spoken to any parents yet, but of course it’s worrisome to hear this,” says Schenning.

The GGD Rotterdam-Rijnmond starts an outbreak investigation with the Erasmus MC and calls on students, teachers and their housemates to have themselves tested. A special test street has been set up for this purpose at the test location of Rotterdam-The Hague Airport. They can go here until 1 January.

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Extensive investigation

In addition to the outbreak investigation, an extensive source and contact investigation is carried out among the infected persons. Pupils, parents and teachers were also asked to complete a questionnaire. All parents of the school have now been informed.



Five infections with the British corona variant at Bergschenhoek primary school
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