Head of the Infectious Diseases Department at Bogomolets National Medical University, Professor Olha Golubovska has said all schools should be transferred to distance learning across the country.
The move should be made since the number of new coronavirus cases has been growing steadily, she said at the Pravo Na Vladu ("Right to Power") TV panel show on TV Channel 1+1 on September 3..
"In general, I was in favor of distance learning. We're now only at the beginning of this growth. Everyone should understand that it's already impossible to put risk-group patients in hospitals," Golubovska said.
Read alsoDaily COVID-19 spike in Ukraine hits new high with over 2,700 cases on Sept 4"So, everyone should understand if they do not adhere to rules, they should get ready to get treated at home. And this, of course, is quite a different thing," Golubovska believes.
2020 Academic Year amid quarantine: background
- On August 25, the Ministry of Health updated anti-epidemic rules for schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students in grades 1-4 are allowed to attend schools without needing to wear face masks or respirators.
- Sanitizers shall be available at school entrances. Students and teachers are expected to wash hands after each class.
- Distance learning shall be introduced if the relevant area is put in the "red zone" of highest epidemic risk.