Dr. Eugena Tomini, Chief of Epidemiological Intelligence at IPH said in the media that there are several scenarios in cases of epidemic outbreaks, when there is even an infected child, an entire class or the whole school. The following information.
With the opening of the schools, public health experts stated that there would be an increase in the number of infections. Only the first week of their launch has passed and cases of infections in educational institutions are being reported almost every day in different cities of the country.
The first figures were reported for Tirana, which has been the hotspot of COVID-19 spread. Since the first days of the teaching process, 12 teachers and 3 students in Tirana have tested positive and are being held in isolation. Cases of infections have been identified in 4 schools of Fier, where 3 of these schools are public and one private.
In the last 48 hours it is reported that a high school student in Pogradec was infected, but also a case in one of the high schools in Gjirokastra. Meanwhile, a day ago, it was reported for 4 teachers in a 9-year school in the village of Mbrakull in Poliçan who were infected with COVID-19 after the buffer test. Teachers are reported to have been quarantined as well as some of their colleagues while some classrooms have been closed.
Of course in the face of this situation that does not look good at all from the first week of the new school year, in addition to the fear that parents have for their children and of course it is very important to get information on what protocol will be followed when it is known that COVID-19 is very similar to winter season viruses and the flu itself.
Dr. Eugena Tomini, Chief of Epidemiological Intelligence at IPH said in "Wake Up" on Top Channel that there are several scenarios in cases of epidemic outbreaks; when there is even an infected child, an entire class or the whole school.
" Even in cases when the whole class is infected, the scenario is the isolation of the class, the identification of positive cases, the epidemiological investigation of each case and the quarantine of contact persons, including teachers who have taught in that class. And the extreme case is the closure of a school. "But without conducting a detailed investigation, we will not go to these extreme measures," Tomini explained.