Updates: 09/14/2021 15:25
Released: 14.09.2021, 15:25
Prague – Hygienists due to coronavirus closed on Wednesday None for ten days Chmelnice Elementary School in Prague 3. the web The school’s director Václav Havelka will announce it today. According to him, the covid-19 infection was confirmed in 44 pupils and a third of the school’s pupils are quarantined. There are also 13 teachers in the sick or quarantined. The school, which according to the annual report has a capacity for 700 pupils, will therefore switch to distance learning.
“Although we have to keep the school going, the spread of the virus was stronger. More classes fell into quarantine on Tuesday morning, with PCR-positive pupils usually increasing every hour, and more pedagogical ones being eliminated,” said the principal. “Local class quarantines are no longer able to spread enough at the moment, there are about ten siblings in each class, and before the symptoms appear, the disease continues to spread,” he said. He therefore understands the decision of the school’s hygienists to close the school. He added that there had been seven cases of infection at the school for the past year.
From Wednesday, according to the director, Chmelnice Elementary School will move to distance education, which should end on September 24. Although it is possible that it closes due to possible further cases of the disease, it will be further extended, but it should possibly only intervene until the weekend, the director’s leave on September 27 and the public holiday on September 28. It will depend on whether a positive PCR test from Monday or today, when the school was open, is not confirmed for someone.
According to the principal, closing the school is not a quarantine, so children will be able to move freely outside the school. Those interested will also be able to take lunches from the school canteen.
After returning from the summer holidays, the children tested three times in schools for preventive covid-19, the last testing date was last Thursday. Minister of Health Adam Vojtěch (for YES) said last week that data from the first two testing dates at the beginning of September suggest that the situation in schools is not deteriorating yet. According to the director of the Institute of Health Information and Statistics Ladislav Dušek, in the first round of testing, seven cases per 100,000 tests in primary schools and almost 20 cases in secondary schools were detected and confirmed by PCR. The Ministry of Health has not yet published the overall results for all three terms.
The number of infected and hospitalized people has recently started to increase again. On Monday, there were 493 newly confirmed cases of covid-19 in the Czech Republic, a quarter more than a week ago. This is the second highest daily number since the beginning of June. Tests revealed more cases of a new type of coronavirus infection last week on Tuesday, and up to 582. The number of people hospitalized in connection with covid rose to 139 on Monday. There were 48 fewer a week earlier.