Students who tested positive for COVID-19 being isolated as school reopens

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The Ministry of Health has isolated some students who tested positive for COVID-19.

“So far, over the last couple days of testing, we did find a number of students who were positive and those have been isolated. Generally, these students are all asymptomatic, which means they have no symptoms, Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony said Monday during his daily COVID-19 update.

“But we have to isolate them because if we put them in the general population of students, then they are going to spread it.”

The students in isolation will be provided with their daily worksheets to continue their education.

“They’ll have to remain there for ten days. If, however, they do exhibit some signs and symptoms well then those will be treated and will be monitored and once that stops, we will follow the protocol to release them from isolation,” the Minister said.

Schools reopened for Grades 10, 11 and 12 students in September 2020 while virtual and other forms of learning continued for other students.

The school term ended in December where the Ministry ceased all form of learning and resumed on Monday.

The Minister previously announced that all students who will be returning to the dormitories have to undergo a COVID-19 test. AHowever, this was also extended to teachers.

Both Antigen tests along with Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests are being used.

The News Room understands that teachers in Region One have not returned to schools since the majority of them are awaiting their COVID-19 test results.

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