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The principal of the inner-city school at the centre of the new Delta variant cluster has urged the community to get tested.

The new outbreak, linked to a West Melbourne family who had recently returned from holidaying in NSW, has since spread to two adults and a grade 5 pupil at North Melbourne Primary School.

In an email sent out to the school’s community, principal Sarah Nightingale said the school was safe with the site thoroughly cleaned.

North Melbourne Primary School has been closed after two COVID-19 cases were linked to the school.

North Melbourne Primary School has been closed after two COVID-19 cases were linked to the school.Credit:Eddie Jim

Ms Nightingale said the new case was an addition to the other cases linked to the school where two cases attended the premises between May 25 and May 27.

“The additional individual did not attend the school while infectious and therefore, no additional public health actions are required,” she wrote.

“Our school will continue [to] operate a learning from home model in line with the current advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer for schools in metropolitan Melbourne.

“I would like to again thank the entire school community for your patience, understanding and support during this time. If you have not yet been tested, I would strongly encourage you to do so.”



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