Mexico City / 08/27/2021 15:25:40
The Secretary of Health of Mexico City, Oliva López Arellano, assured that despite the return to face-to-face classes on Monday, August 30, it is planned that the covid-19 hospitalizations keep decreasing in the capital of the country, as has happened in recent days.
In a press videoconference, the capital city official insisted that during this return to the classrooms, parents, teachers and students must follow all sanitary measures to prevent the transmission of the virus in schools.
“Yes, our estimate is that it will continue to decline; there is community transmission. Fortunately, the positivity of being, weeks ago, at 20, 22, we are already, the last report is at 14 percent positivity; and, furthermore, as we always insist, it is everyone’s job to cut the chains of contagion and reduce the speed of transmission.
“To the extent that we all wear the mask, we keep a Healthy Distance, we wash our hands and – something fundamental – that, when people have symptoms, they isolate themselves and immediately notify their contacts, this is crucial to cut the chains of contagion ; And I think we have all already learned that, the population in Mexico City already has a lot of clarity on how to avoid these infections, ”he said.
Oliva López mentioned that public schools in the country’s capital will be safe spaces, since there will be health monitoring and surveillance by the entire educational community.
Likewise, he announced that the School Health Participation Committees will have to monitor and modify the positions that are located outside the schools, in order to avoid crowds and possible contagions by covid-19.
“Well, that is also the work of the school communities, of the Committees of Participation in” School Health “, which will have to be monitoring and modifying this,” he said.
In addition, he called on parents to guide their children to carry out outdoor activities in their schools and to ventilate the spaces in which they are.
“In general, it is the recommendation – since we are in a pandemic – to avoid crowds, do outdoor activities and ventilate the spaces and, to that extent, everything that is in the school and around the school, since the the school community will have to work on that logic ”, he concluded.