Education Ministry: 41 coronavirus cases registered among students and educational cadres

Damascus, SANA- Education Ministry announced Wednesday that the number of infections with coronavirus among the students and administrational and educational cadres operating at schools reached till today morning 41 cases.

The Ministry said, in a statement, that according to the School Health Department data, most of the infection cases were in the schools of Damascus countryside with 17 infections, while the rest were distributed as 4 in Tartous, 2 in Sweida, 4 in Aleppo, 2 in Hama, 5 in Homs, 1 in Quneitra and 6 in Damascus.

No cases were registered till now in the provinces of Daraa, Lattakia, Hasaka, Raqqa and Deir Ezzor, according to the Ministry, asserting that the health situation of the infected students and teachers is good and their infections don’t necessitate to admit to the hospitals and they are at home quarantine.

In a statement to SANA, Director of School Health Department at the Ministry Dr. Hatoun al-Tawashi said that every student who has coronavirus symptoms is referred to the monitoring team to determine whether it is necessary to conduct a test or not, and if a positive test is proven in one of the classes then several tests are made in it for those who contacted with the infected students and the class should be closed for five days.

Al-Tawashi said that any student or teacher who have respiratory infections or high temperatures should absent themselves from school until the symptoms disappear, calling on the administrational and teaching cadres to shoulder their responsibilities in this regard.

The School Health Department in Damascus has closed a class in one of the schools for five days on 20th of the current month after discovering an infection with Coronavirus of a student in it, according to the adopted Health Protocol, and has taken all necessary measures to test the students and teachers in the school.

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