School closures as vomiting bug hits Northern Ireland

Many pupils from across schools in Northern Ireland are calling in sick because of a winter vomiting bug, with a few even having to close for a deep clean.

About a quarter of the 360 pupils at Clandeboye Primary in Bangor were absent and the school was shut on Wednesday for a deep clean

Killinchy Primary School, also in County Down, was closed on Monday for a deep clean, reopening on Tuesday,

Some post-primary schools have seen more than 100 pupils off sick.

The Department of Education told the BBC it had "recently approved a number of exceptional closures for the purposes of a deep clean".

Read more