Center for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC) has developed recommendations for parents and educational institutions on what to do in case a child has signs of an acute respiratory infectious disease, LETA explained.
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The SPKC has called it an “action algorithm” and states that if a child has at least one of the signs of an acute respiratory infection, he or she should stay at home.
In case the child has a rise in body temperature above 37 degrees with other symptoms or 37.4 degrees and more, but without other symptoms, as well as if the child has a dry cough, sore throat, taste and smell disturbances or loss – parents by phone contact your GP and follow his instructions.
Your doctor may then order your child to take a Covid-19 test, as needed. Accordingly, if the result is positive, the child must adhere to the isolation until the family doctor’s decision to terminate it, if it is negative, the family doctor makes the decision to terminate the home isolation, as mentioned in the recommendations developed by the SPKC.
However, in cases where the test cannot be performed, the child must be kept in solitary confinement for at least 14 days.
After that, the child can visit the educational institution again with a doctor’s certificate.
In contrast, in cases where the child has a severe runny nose, such as a stuffy nose, discharge from the external passages of the nose or nose, sneezing, pressure in the nose and forehead, or a rise in body temperature to 37.5 degrees without other signs of the disease, or severe headache, muscle pain and diarrhea – the child should remain at home for up to 72 hours of observation. If necessary, parents can consult a family doctor by phone.
If the child’s condition has deteriorated during these hours, other signs have appeared, the doctor should decide to take the Covid-19 test, but if the child no longer shows signs of infectious disease, there is no increase in body temperature for at least 24 hours without the use of antipyretics. there may be a slight discharge from the nose, but in general the child feels satisfactory, then he can attend an educational institution with parental justification.
It has already been reported that the number of Covid-19 cases detected in educational institutions is increasing in Latvia and currently the infected are registered in five schools, as well as in one university and kindergarten.
Also, one of the 34 cases discovered on Monday is related to school, the epidemiologist found. SPKC data show that a total of Covid-19 was found in five people of school age on Monday.
According to the information provided by the expert, in almost all cases only one case of the disease was detected in the whole educational institution, and the infection did not take place in the educational institution itself, however, infected children have been there.
In one case, however, there was an internal spread of the infection, Perevoshchikov noted. He explained that this was a class that had previously been quarantined at home after the Covid-19 case was discovered. This case has come to light as a result of an epidemiological inquiry.
Riga City Council The Department of Education, Culture and Sports confirmed that in recent days the disease with Covid-19 has been detected in Rīnūži Secondary School and pre-school educational institution “Blāzmiņa”, both of which are located in Vecmīlgrāvis.
Riga East Secondary School was the first educational institution, in which Covid-19 was diagnosed this autumn. It was later revealed that a Covid-19 patient was also found Daugavpils 16th secondary school.
Last week, an infection with Covid-19 was also discovered in a general education teacher and someone university student, said Ilze Arāja, a representative of the SPKC.
She said that of the 17 cases of Covid-19 infection newly discovered on Friday, one is a case of illness for a teacher at a general education school in Riga. In this case, the infected contacts are identified, which are within the same class.
Ministry of Education and Science The collected data show that 448 or 82% of schools implement studies in the A or full-time model, while 102 schools or 18% – in the B or combined model.