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Vomiting bug closes Edinburgh school

The head teacher of an Edinburgh school has closed it down and ordered a deep clean after 52 pupils contracted a vomiting bug.

Balgreen Primary School, which has about 348 children, will be closed all day on Friday while the deep clean takes place.

It is hoped the school will reopen on Monday.

Marilyne MacLaren, Edinburgh City Council's education leader, said: "Bugs like this are unpleasant."

"I'm really impressed with the school's fast and decisive action to sort it out quickly."

Head teacher Avril Wilson said: "The wellbeing of everyone at our school is paramount so we've taken the decision to send pupils and staff away and we've ordered a deep clean so we can get back to normal next week."

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