Four Boston College Students In Europe Have Cases Of Coronavirus

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Four Boston College students studying abroad in Europe are reportedly self-isolating and recuperating at home with cases of coronavirus.

Jack Dunn, a university spokesman, said two of the cases are confirmed positive, while the other two are presumptive positive.

No cases of coronavirus have been reported on the Boston College campus.

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According to the BC Heights student newspaper, the students with the two confirmed cases were studying in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The students with the presumptive cases were studying in Madrid.

As part of efforts to slow the spread of the virus, Boston College announced that it would transition to online classes Thursday, March 19 and would continue for the remainder of the semester.

Most students were to leave the campus by Sunday, March 15, though exceptions would be made on a case-by-case basis.

WBZ's Jim MacKay (@JimMackayOnAir) reports.

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