School in Funchal activated contingency plan due to infected student

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A information posted on the Education, Science and Technology Secretariat’s website refers to a case registered in the primary school of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd cycles with pre-school Bartolomeu Perestrelo, not Funchal.

“In accordance with the procedures provided for in the aforementioned contingency plan and with the determinations of the regional health authority, a group of 31 students at the school have already been identified for testing,” the statement said.

The regional secretariat says that “with exception for this group of students “who, on Monday,” will not attend school, the school will operate on a normal basis “.

In the same document, it ensures that “the performance of the activities letivas usual, under safe conditions “.

It also mentions that this is “a case detected following a positive test by a family member who, contrary to all rules and recommendations, did not respect the isolation to which he should have been subjected until confirmation of the test result carried out at the Airport after returning from the city of Porto “.

The Madeira Education Secretariat “again appeals to the strict noticeância the rules and recommendations of the Health authority and the procedures of the schools’ contingency plans, under penalty of safety collective be called into question by acts of individual irresponsibility “.

The daily epidemiological bulletin released by the Madeira Health Administration Institute (IASaúde) today reports seven new positive cases of covid-19 in the region, totaling 101 patients in the archipelago active and a cumulative of 320 confirmed situations.

This regional health authority indicates that of the 101 cases active reported, “92 are imported”, having been identified in the context of activities of watchncia implemented at Madeira Airport and nine are for local transmission.

In addition to these seven new cases, there are other “41 situations that are currently being studied by health authorities”, pending epidemiological investigations, he points out.

A pandemic of covid-19 has already caused more than 1.1 million deaths and almost 40 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a report made by the French agency AFP.

In Portugal, 2,181 people died from 99,911 cases of infection confirmed, according to the most recent Direction-General Health.

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