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Norovirus outbreak leads to Markethill School closure

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Image caption The council said a significant number of pupils and staff at the school were suffering from norovirus

Pupils at a north-east school have been told to stay at home on Thursday after it was hit by a sickness bug.

Aberdeenshire council said a significant number of staff and pupils at Markethill School and Nursery in Turriff had been suffering from Norovirus.

Letters have been sent to parents advising them of what to do if their child is affected.

The council said it was offering alternative childcare where possible.

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