Two test positive for coronavirus in Devon after visiting Northern Italy

Two people from South Devon have tested positive for coronavirus after traveling to Northern Italy.

Public Health England is now contacting people who had close contact with the pair who have contracted COVID-19.

One of those affected attends Churston Ferrers Grammar School in Brixham, which will be closed until at least Wednesday 4 March.

Four other schools in Devon were closed on Monday 2 March, citing "concerns" that a member of the community has got coronavirus.

Galmpton Primary School, which is just over a mile away from Churston Grammar, said on its website that the school was closed as a "precautionary measure".

A notice to parents said they will be made aware of any more information as soon as they get it.

The others closed on Monday included Collaton St Mary Primary School in Paignton, Berry Pomeroy in Totnes and Brixham Primary.

Torbay Council said it was working with colleagues to do "everything they can to stop the virus spreading".

She added that if anyone had recently been to one of the affected areas, and are feeling unwell, to call NHS 111 for further advice.