Vomiting bug closes primary school

An Auckland primary school has been closed by Auckland Regional Public Health Service after a number of pupils and staff came down with a vomiting bug.

Willowbank School in Howick has published a message on its website saying: "We have been officially closed by the Ministry of Health, parents and caregivers can you please collect your children from school immediately."

Principal Deidre Alderson said the decision to close the school had been made to "break the cycle" of infection after the number of children and staff sick with vomiting spiked.

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