Secondary schools in Zagreb will switch to online classes as of Monday, December 14, the head of the city department for education, Ivica Lovric, confirmed on Monday.
Partial results of a preliminary testing of students and teachers in 19 Zagreb schools were presented at a regular press conference of the City of Zagreb’s civil protection team.
Slightly more than 2,000 Zagreb secondary school students were tested, and preliminary results show the presence of asymptomatic infection in 1% of primary school and 2.23% of secondary school students. As for school workers, 365 were tested, and 3.29% have an asymptomatic infection.
“This confirms that students are not mass carriers of COVID and that the virus is not spreading in classes and schools,” Lovric said. “In 75% of Zagreb classes with COVID, only one student is positive, and in others two. We have concluded that it would be good to introduce Model C for all secondary school students as of December 14,” he added.
Model C refers to distance learning.
“This will indicate how much that measure will contribute to curbing the spread of COVID,” he said, noting that it would surely contribute to reducing crowds in public transport.