FIVE people sailing aboard a cruise ship which left from Southampton are awaiting test results for Coronavirus.

Travelling on the MS Braemar they were put into isolation after being struck down with "influenza-like symptoms".

After being rushed to a medical centre on the Fred Olsen operated vessel the five crew members were tested for Coronavirus on the island of Curaçao where the ship docked at yesterday.

It has since been revealed that two guests who sailed aboard the MS Braemar were diagnosed with the deadly virus last week.

Both guests were aboard the boat which can carry 924 passengers as part of a cruise of the Caribbean but disembarked last week.

The ship is due back in Southampton on March 28.

According to Fred Olsen Cruise Lines neither guest showed symptoms before getting on the ship or when they were on board. The captain is reportedly keeping guests and crew fully informed of all developments, and the ship is operating under its highest level of sanitisation.

This includes suspending self-service buffets and increased cleaning around the ship.

A spokesperson for the cruise line said: "The safety and well-being of all our guests and crew is our number one priority and we are taking the latest advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and World Health Organisation, as well as Public Health England and Cruise Lines International Association.

"We will keep those on board updated with further information as we receive it."

Meanwhile, a student at Solent University has been urged to self-isolate by Public Health England.

The student reportedly came into contact with someone who tested positive for Coronavirus.

The university claims to be supporting the student while they remain in their accommodation.

A university spokesperson said: "Our first priority is supporting the affected student and anyone else who may feel concerned by this news. We remain confident the University is a safe environment and will continue to monitor the situation closely.”

It comes as two pupils at Western Primary School in Winchester have been tested for the Coronavirus,

The headteacher Peter Burbridge alerted parents in a letter on Monday.

A pupil at Perins secondary school in Alresford has also tested positive with the school undergoing a 'deep clean'.