July 18, 2024

Student in coronavirus isolation after travelling from Wuhan in China

A student who travelled from Wuhan in China to the South East has put themselves into isolation.

The Chinese national who attends Waterford Institute of Technology is not sick and is not displaying any symptoms of coronavirus but as a precaution is staying in isolation in his home in Waterford City.

“A student arrived in Waterford on Sunday having left Wuhan some days ago before the city was closed,” WIT said in a statement.

“He is not ill and as a precaution he has agreed not to attend college and stay in his accommodation by himself for the time being.”

WIT has stressed that this is completely precautionary and the student is in self-isolation.

The college says it has been in touch with the HSE and is being directed by them.

HSE has confirmed it is aware of the situation.

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