‘Corona risks in schools, especially infections in Amsterdam’

At least 173 schools were diagnosed with corona infections after the summer holidays, according to new figures from the Schools Hotline, which registers infections in the classroom. That reports The Telegraph. Three in four reports concern infections at secondary schools.

Especially in Amsterdam and the surrounding area, the number of infections is increasing rapidly and fifteen schools have had to deal with corona. In Hoofddorp, infections have been found at six schools. In total, there are more than thirty schools in the Amsterdam region, also with infections in Badhoevedorp, Krommenie and Zaandam. Relatively many schools were also affected in Groningen, Heerlen and Zoetermeer (all five) and De Bilt (four).

‘Certainly risks in schools’

The virus seems to be spreading faster in secondary schools than in primary schools, the Schools Hotline reports. “The schools have a duty to report a corona case to the local GGD. But because those figures are not public, it is guesswork exactly how many schools have had to deal with the virus, ”a spokesman told the newspaper. She speaks of the tip of the iceberg. But “it is becoming increasingly clear to us that there are indeed corona risks in schools”.

Minister De Jonge (Public Health, Welfare and Sport) announced last week that teaching staff will be given priority when testing for corona. Probably from September 21.

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By: Peter Visser

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