Sydney schools will operate virtually if the Coronavirus crisis continues, reports said.
School students would be told to stay at home and quarantine, with classes to be conducted via laptops and home desktop computers.
A New South Wales High School was shut down Friday after a student tested positive for Covid-19, it’s believed his mother had the virus.
The NSW Education Minister said planning was underway for virtual school classes if the Coronavirus was to escalate.
“We have had a pandemic plan in place for a number of years for previous pandemics like swine flu but we have been scaling that up in recent weeks to also take into account the new technology at our disposal,” she said.
“This is particularly important for students who could be off school for quarantine but not sick.”
Schools in China, Japan, South Korea, Italy and other European nations were shutting down as the virus spread around the globe.
There are currently 28 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in NSW and one death.
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