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Dundee Students Told to Self-Isolate

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Hundreds of students in a block of purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) in Dundee have been told to self-isolate after a suspected case of coronavirus was reported.

A single positive case and a small number of other possible infections are being investigated at Parker House, run by iQ Student Accommodation.

In response, contact tracers are attempting to identify anyone who the student at Abertay University may have come into contact with but until this process has run its course all 500 students in the residences must isolate.

Commenting on the outbreak Dr Daniel Chandler, associate director of public health, said: "Further investigation and contact tracing are continuing and we will review this advice in the coming days."

"It is really important that any residents who develop symptoms book a test as soon as possible."

According to Professor Nigel Seaton, principal of Abertay University, the affected students are being offered support and are in daily contact with the university.

The news follows on from similar outbreaks recently reported at other universities across the UK.