75 Kyiv schools closed for quarantine because of flu

Source : 112 Ukraine

Not a single school was closed in Shevchenkivsky district
22:06, 9 February 2018

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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, 6 schools are completely closed in Holosiivsky district, in 10 schools - in some classes.

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.

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AS it was reported earlier in Kyiv, the number of patients with influenza and URI is growing, 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 - 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, among them - 6,500 children, he noted.

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