Sligo School cancel trip to northern Italy over fears of Covid-19

A school in South Sligo has cancelled their school trip to Italy amid fears of contracting the Coronavirus.

Ocean FM news understands that Coola post primary school in Riverstown has taken the decision to cancel their annual TY skiing trip to Andalo.

This follows a meeting with parents and the board of management who took the decision to cancel the trip late last night.

The flight was due to leave late this evening with the 53 students along with students from another school in the North of Ireland to Verona, a airport and city which is now on high alert as Italy now has over 3,800 cases of Coronavirus.

Late last night 7 new cases have been confirmed in the Republic.

Four males in the east picked it up after travelling, and two females in the west got it from close contact with another confirmed case.

It’s still unclear where another man, from Cork, contracted Covid 19.