ITS student tests positive for COVID-19

Updated 08:49 PM
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Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A student attending the Insitute of Tourism Studies (ITS) tested positive for COVID-19 last week.

This has been confirmed by the school, who added that this has been the only case this week.

This was revealed earlier today by the Union of Professional Educators – Voice of the Workers (UPE), and reconfirmed to Newsbook.com.mt by another source.

According to UPE, the entire class has now been asked to stay in quarantine.

Newsbook.com.mt’s source said that the case was found during one of the recovery lessons that are being carried out, and that the case has been found since last Monday.

The same source said that the ITS students’ temperature is not taken at the main entrance, but in another building, and thus, one can avoid having their temperature taken.

Newsbook.com.mt contacted ITS for confirmation of the case but has not yet received a response.

Several schools are currently very busy making decisions and arrangements on how to handle the upcoming scholastic year. With the precautions required because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the main concerns for schools revolve around space for distancing between students, online tuition and protective clothing.

The University of Malta (UM)  is planning to opt for a physical-online lecture mix for students attending the coming semester, Newsbook.com.mt has confirmed.