According to the head of the group, the 1st year class at the Calvário School, Valongo, in the district of Porto, “is quarantined at home” after that group was informed “by the student’s family members” that he was infected.
“We followed the instructions of the health authority and the children were kept at home. The infection did not happen in a school context, but because the child’s parents are also infected,” he said.
Still according to Artur Oliveira, “there are two more students infected, also in a family context, in two classes of EB 2.3 Vallis Longus, and who were detected last week by the respective families, who alerted to the effect, as there were already cases of infection in that context “.
At stake are two students, one from the 6th and the other from the 9th grade, said the official, specifying that, in these cases, the health authority “authorized the face-to-face classes to continue under temperature surveillance twice a day”, for considering “it is a low risk contagion”.
The group’s management, meanwhile, sent a communication to the guardians, in which it warns of a recommendation by the Municipal Civil Protection Commission “so that the rule of use of masks by students extends at least up to a radius of 300 meters from school”.
“This rule must also be applied to teachers, non-teachers and guardians of education”, reads the statement to which Lusa had access.
The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than one million deaths and more than 33.1 million cases of infection worldwide, according to the latest assessment by the French agency AFP.
In Portugal, 1,957 people died from 74,029 confirmed cases of infection, according to the most recent bulletin from the Directorate-General for Health.