The European School and the International School of Luxembourg (ISL) are ringing the precautionary alarms bells. Students who recently travelled to a high-risk area are urged to stay at home to prevent the potential spreading of coronavirus.

The European School published the precautionary statement on its website.

The International School of Luxembourg notified parents via text message.


The European school calls for students who visited a high-risk region to stay at home for at least 2 weeks. 

The following countries or regions count as high-risk areas:

China, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, and South Korea. In Italy: Codogno,  Casalpusterlengo, Castiglione d'Adda, Maleo, Fombio, Bertonico, Castelgerundo, Somaglia, San Fiorano, Terranova dei Passerini, Vo Euganeo, Crema, Bergamo.

Whereas the ISL only counts China as HR according to World Health Organisation guidelines.

Italy reported Monday its fifth death from the new coronavirus, as the number of people contracting the disease continued to mount. Eleven towns -- 10 in Lombardy and one in neighbouring Veneto -- are under lockdown, with some 50,000 residents prohibited from leaving. Regional authorities have ordered gathering spots, such as bars, restaurants, cinemas and discos to close.

Luxembourg has not yet recorded a case of coronavirus.