Just 24 outbreaks have been linked to schools

NPHET will consider whether children should wear masks in primary schools when it meets later this morning.

It comes as nearly one in every hundred children tested positive for Covid-19 last week.

5,375 contracted the virus, according to the latest Health Protection Surveillance Centre report.

That is the highest infection rate of any age cohort.

But just 24 outbreaks have been liked to schools – accounting for 139 cases.