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Primary school children raise money for coronavirus-hit China

Primary school children raise money for coronavirus-hit China

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 6:20am 12th March 2020. (Updated at 3:55pm 12th March 2020)

Primary school children in Truro have been fundraising to help children in China, the country at the epicentre of coronavirus.

The global outbreak of Covid-19, which has now been declared a pandemic, started in China where over 3,000 people have died.

Now Year 2 pupils at Truro School Prep are on a mission to help support YK Pao School. by raising money for much needed medical supplies in Wuhan.

Pupils Jensen and Ayden have been leading the fundraising by running a stall selling toys, games and homemade crafts.

"We are exceptionally proud of two of our younger children taking the initiative to be charitable and would like to support them in their endeavours."

Year 2 Class Teacher, Peter Sharp

Ayden and Jensen Truro school prep
Ayden and Jensen's fundraising stall to help raise money for medical supplies in coronavirus-hit Wuhan

What is currently happening in China?

The epicentre, Hubei province, has been virtually cut off and measures have been brought in to quarantine anyone coming into contact with those who test positive.

Hubei province said on Tuesday it would implement a "health code" system to allow people in areas at a medium or low risk of contracting coronavirus to start travelling again.

Chinese authorities are now more concerned about people re-introducing the virus.

They have ramped up warnings about the risks from foreigners and Chinese nationals travelling to China from viral hot spots abroad such as Iran and Italy.

Significant travel restrictions have been imposed in China as it deals with the epidemic.

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