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A further two coronavirus cases have been confirmed at a Northumberland school.
The new infections come within 24 hours of a staff member at St Benet Biscop Catholic Academy in Bedlington t esting positive.
In addition, a "small number of pupils" are now self-isolating after coming into direct contact with the confirmed cases.
In a letter to parents, headteacher Kevin Shepherd accepts parents will find the latest development "concerning".
"We are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England," he added.
The letter was sent to parents on Thursday, a day after it emerged two members of staff were self-isolating.
When I used to knock around Bedlington with a few mates from Westridge we knew how to amuse ourselves. Knowing how to hockle well was a talent worth cultivating. Harry Wilson was the undisputed master. He knew how to howk up a pellet of phlegm, shape it to give it just the right heft and aerodynamics and propel it over an amazingly long distance with impressive accuracy. Once lying around on the grass at the tennis courts behind Holymount Square I saw him, from a sitting position, his back against the high chain link fence around the tennis courts, unleash a spectacular hockle straight up into the air and backwards over the fence onto the tennis court. We knew how to have a good time.