One school in Kyiv has been closed and quarantine regulations have been introduced for 13 classes in eight more schools over flu and acute respiratory infection outbreaks in Ukraine's capital city.
"As Kyiv's Education Department reported, the educational process has been suspended in one school completely and in eight schools partly," First Deputy Chairman of Kyiv City State Administration Mykola Povoroznyk said at a briefing on the epidemiological situation in the capital city, according to an UNIAN correspondent.
In particular, the school was completely closed in Svyatoshynsky district, as well as 13 classes were suspended in eight schools in Holosiyivsky, Darnytsky, Obolonsky, and Pechersky districts.
As was the case before, a decision to suspend the educational process at a school or a separate class is taken by principals jointly with parents' committees, he said.
According to him, children account for up to 61.7% of all the flu and acute respiratory infection cases (58.3% last week).
"The incidence [of flu cases] among students increased by 35.6%, to 2,869 cases, which is 42.6% of the total number of sick children and 26.3% of the total number of people seeking medical assistance," he said.
In total, almost 11,000 patients with flu and acute respiratory infection were registered in Kyiv last week, which was 19% more compared to the previous week.
At the same time, Povoroznyk noted that in general the intensity of the epidemic process was low, which did not require the introduction of additional measures.