13 more schools were closed for quarantine in Mykolaiv, southern Ukraine due to the influenza outbreak. This is reported by the press-service of Mykolaiv city council.
Since February 4, the educational process in 12 schools and the classical lyceum will be suspended. Forced vacations will continue since the situation with the influenza and ARVI improves.
Besides, the quarantine was extended in 32 schools, four gymnasiums, a municipal collegium, economic lyceums and the Academy of Children's Art.
Previously, it was reported about the closure of another 17 schools to quarantine and it was noted that the decision was made in order to prevent an increase of the ARVI and influenza spreading. The epidemiological threshold in the city is not exceeded.
Earlier we reported that 75 schools have already been closed in Kyiv due to influenza and ARVI. This was announced by the first deputy chairman of the Kyiv City State Administration Mykola Povoroznyk in Facebook.
"Currently, the educational process has been completely suspended in 75 schools (2,127 classes) and in 59 schools only in some classes (386 classes in total). The largest number of absent schoolchildren are in Desniansky, Obolonsky and Svyatoshinsky districts," Povoroznyk said.
Not a single school was closed in Shevchenkivsky district, he added.
According to the updated data, six schools are completely closed in Holosiivsky district, and some classes were closed in another 10 schools.
In total, there are 429 communal schools in the capital, which is 272,200 pupils.
6,509 children were absent from schools due to flu and ARVI as of February 8.
As it was reported earlier, the number of patients with influenza and URI is growing in Kyiv, but it is too early to speak about the epidemic. At the same time, the educational process has already been suspended in several schools. Mykola Povoroznyk said this during the briefing on February 5.
According to him, children suffered the most, making about 70% of the total number. 213 people were hospitalized in medical institutions, 137 of them are children.
27,000 people were vaccinated against influenza, 6,500 of those are children, he noted.