Three people have tested positive for COVID-19 at the University of Glasgow.

The university announced on Saturday morning that three individuals are currently self-isolating after testing positive for the virus.

It comes just hours after university bosses confirmed they would cease face-to-face teaching from Monday 16, and all exams scheduled to take place in April and May would be taken remotely.

It is not yet known if those affected are students or staff at the university.

They have now advised that some conferences may be cancelled in wake of the positive cases.

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A statement on their Twitter feed reads: "We want to advise you that 3 individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 & all 3 are self-isolating.

"Guidance from health officials is that cases like these are to be expected given the outbreak.

"Confirmation of positive results is entirely to be expected as the pandemic evolves. We're working closely with Health Protection Scotland & will remain open – though, face-to-face teaching will cease from Mon 16 March.

"As a precautionary measure, we are in touch with Glasgow University Student Representative's Council, the student unions and others across our campuses to discuss postponing events such as conferences. Some of these have already been cancelled.

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"We would like to reassure you that we are taking all precautions & in contact with Health Protection Scotland. We'll continue to monitor the situation closely & provide regular updates as soon as we can. Please bear with us as we work through everything."

It comes after it was confirmed a student at the University of the West of Scotland had tested positive for the virus, and a student at Glasgow Caledonian University was showing symptoms and is 'likely to have coronavirus'.

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