More than 500 new COVID-19 cases were reported in school units in the last week, creating small transmission chains, CNA has learned.
From Monday, around 500 cases were confirmed in 288 schools which does not seem to cause experts concern since they are expecting an increase of cases with the start of the new school year and lifting the mask restrictions.
The same reports said that already, Health Ministry mobile units visited two schools on Friday and conducted Rapid Tests to effectively control and contain the spread of the virus.
The mobile units will visit more schools next week for further testing since the Health Ministry’s aim is to carry out 5 thousand Rapid Tests monthly to contain the virus’ diaspora.
Communications Adviser to the Minister of Health, Constantinos Athanasiou told CNA that the increased number of cases at schools is being monitored and where small transmission chains are detected, there will be targeted monitoring.
Asked if the Health Ministry intends to convene a meeting with the Scientific Advisory Committee, Athanasiou said for the time being it will not do so, however, the situation is being monitored and if necessary, the relevant actions will be taken.