A private school in North Wales will remain open over the half-term and Easter holidays for Chinese students who cannot return to China because of the deadly Coronavirus.
40 of the pupils at Myddelton College, in Denbigh, are from China where the death toll from the virus has risen to 1,380. On Thursday there were 121 deaths alone.
The UK Government has labelled the virus as a "serious and imminent threat" to public health.
The school said the decision to stay open was made to ensure the health of all its students, reassure parents and safeguard the interests of Year 11 and Year 13 students who are due to take GCSE and A-level equivalent exams this summer.
Headmaster Andrew Allman, who cancelled plans to travel to New York at Easter, said support will also be available to those who need it.
Pupils said the decision has put their minds at ''ease'':
The National Health Commission said coronavirus has infected almost 60,000 across the globe, with the overwhelming majority of those in China. Elsewhere more than 400 cases have been confirmed across 24 countries.
On Wednesday, a London woman became the ninth person in the UK to test positive for the deadly virus.
In Wales, there have been no confirmed cases of the virus. On Friday, the Chief Medical Officer for Wales said more than 100 people had been tested.
Since the outbreak, there have been reports of racist incidents in Wales and London. On Monday, Cardiff University said it would not tolerate any racial harassment, violence or abuse students following ''discriminatory behaviour'' towards Chinese students.