A leading London drama school has shut because a teacher tested positive for the killer coronavirus that is rapidly sweeping the world.
The prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama, located in the heart of London, will be closed for up to 14 days as a precaution. The unidentified man, thought to be a music teacher, came into contact with a 'limited number' of students last week, the school admitted.
At least four teachers are now thought to have been infected in the UK, with staff members in Berkshire, Gloucestershire and Wimbledon already struck down. Thousands of pupils stayed at home yesterday after scores of schools shut because of links to confirmed patients or to carry out a deep clean.
It comes amid fears teenagers may be forced to sit their exams during the summer, if more schools are shut because of coronavirus. Thirty-nine coronavirus cases have already been confirmed in the UK. More than 91,000 patients have been infected worldwide.