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Zagreb secondary schools to switch to online classes as of Dec 14

Zagreb secondary schools to switch to online classes as of Dec 14

ZAGREB, Dec 7 (Hina) – Secondary schools in Zagreb will switch to online classes as of Monday, December 14, the head of the city department for education, Ivica Lovric, confirmed on Monday.

Partial results of preliminary testing of students and teachers in 19 Zagreb schools were presented at a regular press conference of the City of Zagreb’s civil protection team.

Slightly more than 2,000 Zagreb secondary school students were tested, and preliminary results show the presence of asymptomatic infection in 1% of primary school and 2.23% of secondary school students. As for school workers, 365 were tested, and 3.29% have an asymptomatic infection.

“This confirms that students are not mass carriers of COVID and that the virus is not spreading in classes and schools,” Lovric said. “In 75% of Zagreb classes with COVID, only one student is positive, and in others two. We have concluded that it would be good to introduce Model C for all secondary school students as of December 14,” he added.

Model C refers to distance learning.

“This will indicate how much that measure will contribute to curbing the spread of COVID,” he said, noting that it would surely contribute to reducing crowds in public transport.

A total of 1,886 new coronavirus cases and 59 infection-related deaths have been confirmed in Croatia in the last 24 hours, the national coronavirus response team said on Monday.

A total of 2,629 patients are receiving treatment in hospitals, including 277 who are on ventilators, which is 40 more than on Sunday.

In the past 24 hours, 254 people have been hospitalised and 133 have been released.

Currently, 52,764 people are self-isolating.

So far 816,241 people have been tested for the novel virus, of whom 5,356 have been tested in the last 24 hours.

Since February 25, when the first case of the infection was confirmed in the country, 152,239 people have been infected with the virus, of whom 127,882 have recovered, including 3,443 in the last 24 hours.

The number of active cases stands at 22,124.

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