ZAGREB, October 29, 2020 – Science and Education Minister Radovan Fuchs said on Thursday that closure of schools and online classes would be the government’s last resort and that he was not considering that measure for now.
He cited the study conducted in 133 countries, according to which school contributed very little to the transmission of the infection.
There are 0.2% children who tested positive for coronavirus in the education system. Yesterday 27 children from kindergartens tested positive in Zagreb and over 70 kindergarten teachers, so kindergartens mostly closed down because of staff, he said.
Fuchs said that they were currently considering new guidelines, especially regarding staff wearing masks and improving transport transmission control, which could reflect better on the number of infections than switching to online classes.
We have a relatively good epidemiological situation and let us not close schools, Fuchs said.