Wed. Jan 26th, 2022

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Lyneham and Maribyrnong primary schools are the latest schools to be exposed to COVID-19 after two campuses in the inner north of Canberra were added to the territory’s list of exposure sites on Sunday. Lyneham Primary School was unveiled on Tuesday and Wednesday last week, while Maribyrnong Primary School was hit from Wednesday to Friday. The YWCA-run continuation school at Lyneham Primary School was also exposed to the virus and will be closed for the time being. “YWCA Canberra has been informed that a child participating in our Lyneham School Age Care Program has tested positive for COVID-19,” the organization advised parents online. “The program is closed and will remain closed until a COVID-19 cleanup has taken place and we are advised that we can reopen.” Black Mountain School in O’Connor and Majura Primary School in Watson were both listed as being exhibits on Wednesday, December 1st. It happens when the area registered six new cases over the course of 24 hours to 8pm Sunday and hit 98 percent fully. vaccinated figure. The case involving Majura Primary School was included in Sunday’s figures, a spokesman for ACT Health confirmed. The spokesman said there were about 100 close contacts as a result of the exposure, but there were “no links to the Omicron variant” from Sunday night. “ACT Health has worked closely with the Directorate of Education and the school to identify anyone who has potentially been exposed – by contacting them directly about testing and quarantine requirements,” they said. The Therapeutic Goods Administration also announced Sunday morning that school-age children will be able to start receiving their coronavirus vaccine by the middle of next month. The medical regulator stated that the Pfizer vaccine is safe and effective for children aged five to 11. READ MORE: Our coverage of the health and safety aspects of this outbreak of COVID-19 in ACT is free for all to access. However, we rely on subscription revenue to support our journalism. If you are able, sign up here. If you are already a subscriber, thank you for your support. You can also sign up for our newsletters for regular updates. Our journalists work hard to deliver local, up-to-date news to the local community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:


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