- The case was found at Manor Community Primary School in Swanscombe, Kent
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Omicron COVID-19 variant has been discovered in a primary school in England for the first time.
Public health chiefs have urged all parents to get their kids at the school tested before returning to classes.
The case was found at Manor Community Primary School in Swanscombe, Kent.
All year five students, aged nine or ten, have been advised to stay home and get tested, the Mirror reports.
A year four class at the school has also been strongly encouraged to get tested in case the new variant has spread.
As a precaution, health bosses at the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) are carrying out testing on some pupils in key stage two groups.
A mobile testing unit has also been set up at the school in Keary Road today.
People who are close contacts of a person who has been infected with Omicron must self-isolate for 10 days.
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