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2020.10.05 16:52

One in ten Lithuanian schools affected by coronavirus – minister

BNS2020.10.05 16:52

The coronavirus infection has affected around a tenth of schools in Lithuania, the country’s Education Minister Algirdas Monkevičius told LRT RADIO on Monday.

"Covid-19 has affected around 10 percent of all schools,” he said, adding that around 1,500 children and 110 teachers are now in self-isolation.

However, only several cases were contracted at a school, added Monkevičius.

Meanwhile, "the number of infected university students is very low and is below 10 in all universities," he said.

A total of 267 coronavirus cases have been recorded at Lithuania’s educational establishments since the start of the academic year on September 1, the National Public Health Center (NVSC) said later on Monday,

Some 174 children, 73 teachers and 20 school workers have contracted the virus, Rolanda Lingine from the NVSC told reporters.