Thousands of students return to school

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Thousands of students are returning to school today, after an extended Christmas vacation period due to Covid-19.

At the start of the Christmas holidays, on the weekend of December 18 and 19, 95,752 children aged 5 to 11 were vaccinated with the first pediatric dose of Pfizer against Covid-19.

The second exclusive period took place over the last four days, between January 6 and 9, with mornings reserved for the vaccination of children of this age, and on the first day nearly 50,000 children were vaccinated.

The afternoons of these days were reserved for teachers and other professionals from the school community, to be vaccinated under the “Open Doors” regime, by programming and obtaining a digital password.

In addition to the 49,100 children vaccinated on the morning of January 6, during the afternoon about 23,000 people from the priority group of the school community were vaccinated, in addition to about 4,900 child care professionals and ATL.

According to official data, more than 150,000 children were expected to be vaccinated against covid-19 in the past four days.

Schools have reopened with new rules regarding class isolation when a positive case is detected.

A new regulation from the Directorate General of Health (DGS) revised the obligation to isolate entire classes in the event of a positive case, a measure that pleased school principals.

Only children who live in the same house as a person with Covid-19 are considered high-risk contacts.

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