Prague 9 is filing a lawsuit to prevent all children from returning to kindergartens and primary schools
Updates: 04/21/2021 13:47
Released: 21.04.2021, 09:28
Prague – The City District of Prague 9 is filing a lawsuit with the Supreme Administrative Court in connection with anti-coronavirus measures of the Ministry of Health. He demands their abolition so that all pupils with a negative covid-19 test can return to primary and nursery schools. The city district informed about it in press releases, and the server about the filing of a lawsuit by Prague 9 List Zprávy.cz.
“The lawsuit is based on the argument that the operation of kindergartens and primary schools cannot be restricted under the Pandemic Act. It can only be restricted under the Public Health Protection Act, to the ‘necessary extent’. press releases of Prague 9 councilor Jana Nowaková Těmínová (TOP 09 / STAN). She added that the lawsuit is being delivered by the city district, some schools that Prague 9 is setting up, and by some parents.
“We want to cancel the rotation of schoolchildren, we want us to return all children and without exceptions,” said the mayor of Prague 9, Tomáš Portlík (ODS), for SeznamZprávy. The intention of Prague 9 was supported, among others, by the mayors of Prague 3 Jiří Ptáček (TOP 09) and Prague 7 Jan Čižinský (Prague 7 Sobě). According to the mayor of Portlík, the lawsuit has a limited number of signatories mainly for organizational reasons and without a legitimate document, as he told ČTK.
Mariana Čapková (Prague Sobě), chairwoman of the Prague Committee for Education and Representative of the Capital City, states that one of the ways to achieve the spread of the disease in schools is preventive testing of pupils before entering school by PCR test once a week. “A cycle of a four-day school week would be ideal, ie one day of testing and then four days at school. No rotation, “she said, adding that this will be tested in schools in Prague 7 in the next period.
Since last week, primary school pupils and preschoolers in kindergartens have been attending schools on a rotating basis. The condition is the mandatory testing of children twice a week for which the state has chosen antigenic tests. However, this is criticized by some municipalities, according to which the tests are not very sensitive and unsuitable for these purposes. The management of Prague and the Central Bohemian Region last week called on the government to approve the transition to the PCR method.
In Prague, Prague 9 is already testing the PCR method in its schools, using the so-called pooling, ie the evaluation of several samples at once. The town halls of Prague 7 and Prague 3 also took part in testing the PCR pooling method. In Prague 6, PCR tests from saliva will test preschoolers, as the town hall informed today.