Italy’s schools will close temporarily if a pupil tests positive

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Schools will close temporarily and then reopen if a pupil tests positive after they reopen on September 14, Deputy Health Minister Pierpaolo Sileri told Sky Tg24 Tuesday.

“There may be a temporary closure, but then the school will reopen,” he said. Sileri said “everyone” would be tested in the case of a positive result to a swab.

In his interview, Sileri said France may be added to the list of countries from which returning passengers must take COVID tests. He also said “we expect a rise in COVID cases but we will live with it”.

Meanwhile, the overall tally of cases in Italy has now risen to 254,636 as the number of people in Italy infected with the coronavirus rose by 403 in the last 24 hours, a rise of 83 on Monday’s number of cases, the health ministry said Tuesday. The regions of Veneto and Lombardy led the way for new cases with 60 and 50 cases respectively.

The death toll now stands at 35,405.

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