Committee recommends reducing COVID-19 class closure days

2 class closures from 14 to 5 days
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AMMAN  — The secretary-general of the Ministry of Education for administrative and financial affairs, Najwa Qabilat, confirmed that the Epidemiology Committee recommended reducing the number of days a classroom with positive COVID-19 cases is closed, from 14 days to 5 days, according to Al-Ghad News.اضافة اعلان

This came after the secretary-general of the Ministry of Health, Adel Al-Balbisi, met with the crisis cell at the National Center for Security and Crisis Management on Sunday.

Qabilat explained in an interview with a local media outlet that the first amendment to the health protocol published by the Ministry of Education is that after five days have passed from when students have been off school due to a positive case in their classroom, that they must conduct a PCR test at a medical center. Students with a negative PCR test result would be permitted to return to school.

Qabilat said that the number of COVID-19 infections in schools is not worrying, as the cumulative percentage of infections since the start of the return to in-person instruction till now has reached nearly 6,000. While the active cases that are still receiving treatment or transferred to online education amounted to 2,000 cases.

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