Coronavirus: Auckland's Glendowie College closed after student tests positive

Auckland's Glendowie College has joined the list of schools forced to close due to the COVID-19 coronavirus after a student test positive for the disease.

The school confirmed it has been closed down by the Ministry of Education for 72 hours.

"The Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has informed the school that a student at the school has been diagnosed with COVID-19," the school says on its website.

"ARPHS has stated that they will work with the school on Monday to identify students who have been in close contact with the student and need to be self-isolated."

Earlier on Sunday, Auckland's Marist College for Girls was also forced to close for 72 hours after a staff member tested positive. Both the infected person and their household are in self-isolation.

The school is currently trying to track and trace all close contacts, and Principal Raechelle Taulu says they're "supporting all staff and students" at this time.

And on Sunday morning it was revealed a parent of a student at Auckland's Mt Roskill Grammar School had tested positive for the virus.

They arrived in New Zealand from Europe on March 12 and attended the school's Tongan Fiafia event that evening.

Their child attended school until Thursday March 19 and does not have symptoms.