A SOUTHAMPTON school which was evacuated after pupils were isolated due to Coronavirus fears has reopened today.

St Mary’s Independent School in Bitterne Park has now opened its doors to pupils after three days of closure after pupils attended lessons with symptoms of the virus.

The students, from the same family, had recently travelled to an area affected with the virus.

The school was closed while it was deep cleaned to remove any potential traces of the virus.

The sick pupils were taken to Southampton General Hospital to be tested and then returned home to self-isolation.

On Monday, parents rushed their children away from the premises in Midanbury Lane after students at the school were struck down with symptoms similar to the virus.

St Mary’s has been in contact with Public Health England (PHE) which is monitoring the situation.

Members of the public are urged to carry tissues and use them to “catch” their cough or sneeze.

They should then bin the tissue, and wash their hands, or use a sanitiser gel.

People should wash their hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport.

To avoid contracting Coronavirus people should avoid touching their face with unwashed hands and avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

The news comes after eight people in the UK being diagnosed with the virus.