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Coronavirus Cases Linked to Edinburgh Student Accommodation

Posted by Richard Ward

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A cluster of coronavirus cases are being investigated after an outbreak was reported in student accommodation at Edinburgh Napier University.

NHS Lothian is undertaking contact tracing measures at Banfield flats after a number of people tested positive for the virus. The health board's protection team is tracing contacts and advising them to self-isolate for two weeks, albeit the university remains open.

A statement released by NHS Lothian said: "NHS Lothian's health protection team are investigating a cluster of cases who have tested positive for Covid-19 in Edinburgh Napier University's Bainfield student accommodation."

"To respect and maintain patient confidentiality, no further details will be released."

"The health protection team are contacting individuals and any close contacts living in university accommodation."

"Appropriate advice and guidance to self-isolate is being provided. Enhanced cleaning and safety measures are already in place in the university in line with national guidance."