Comprehensive testing of schoolchildren and other quarantine measures. Prague demands change Coronavirus Pražská Drbna
The management of the Prague City Hall requires the introduction of repeated comprehensive testing of pupils at schools on covid-19. At the same time, it wants to change the quarantine measures for classes where the covid is located, so that children with a negative test do not have to stay at home. Representatives of the city will discuss the measures with the Association of Regions of the Czech Republic, the Ministry of Education and Health, as well as with hygiene. Prague Councilor Vít Šimral (Pirates) told the press today. In Prague, 40 percent of primary schools and 60 percent of secondary schools ordered director’s leave for covid as of today and Tuesday.
“Of course, as actively as possible to ensure that during the rest of the year there is a failure in teaching what. Unfortunately, the infection is spreading there (in schools) because the child population is the least vaccinated. It is necessary, for example, that schools will be the place where covid will spread this year,“Šimral said.
Education Ministry spokeswoman Aneta Lednova said in the afternoon that the government had approved today that unvaccinated pupils in eight districts with the worst epidemics in the country would test for covid-19 on November 1 and 8. The Minister of Education Robert Plaga stated on twitter that the testing will cover the districts of České Budějovice, Ostrava-město, Prostějov, Prachatice, Brno-venkov, Přerov, Opava and Karviná. According to him, about 165,000 students will be tested. “The Ministry of Education convoy with antigenic tests is on its way. Primary and secondary schools in the eight districts in which the Ministry of Health decided to test on 1 and 8 November are accepted through the founders in the coming days., ”Plaga added.
Today, Šimral repeated the attitude of Prague from last week, when he was talking about comprehensive testing of pupils. At the same time, the city wants to change quarantine measures. “At the same time, we would like to negotiate a change in the style of quarantine to so-called jaundice“Šimral said. This would mean that the quarantined class should start teaching and take breaks at different times than the other classes.
After Všeobecná zdravotní pojišťovna (VZP), the municipality wants to increase the payment of tests, especially PCR tests, which, according to Šimral, are testing more and more Prague schools. The councilor also said that tests from the state reserve fund should also be released for Prague. “We see area testing as the most effective way to respond to current numbers, “He said.
The municipality is currently negotiating to send its mobile vaccination team to schools. “We know that the tendency to get vaccinated is higher, and we are also seeing this among teachers“He said. The teachers are said to have been vaccinated by the government’s intention that unvaccinated teachers will have to teach in respirators.
Prague’s chief hygienist Zdenka Jagrova said on Wednesday last week that the number of infected children is rising sharply. Within the seven-day numbers, children had a morbidity of 379 per 100,000 in the age group of 12 to 15 last Wednesday, which meant an increase of 136 percent compared to Tuesday. “Children aged six to 11 have a slightly lower morbidity rate of 352 per 100,000, and the increase in morbidity is 40 percent,“Jagrová said.