Four new child patients were not attending any schools

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Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The four new child patients of COVID-19 were not attending any schools.

Newsbook.com.mt is informed that three of the children are siblings of ages 5, 8 and 11. The fourth case is a 4-year old child. All four children were already in quarantine due to family members being found positive. However, it is confirmed that they were not attending SkolaSajf.

SkolaSajf made headlines after a staff member was found positive at the Luqa branch. A second staff member quickly followed.

Schools are still planned to reopen on the 28th of September. Minister for Education Owen Bonnici said that the first day of school would be a normal one, albeit all the necessary precautions would be taken.

In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the government had to shut down schools and introduce online classes. Many were in favour of this decision but others including educators felt it was a burden on their work-life balance. Newsbook.com.mt took to the streets in Valletta to ask if they think students should be better off at school together with their classmates rather than learning online.