Two classes closed in Paris after child tests positive for Covid-19

Golden Statue at the Trocadero square near the Eiffel tower wears a protective mask during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Paris, France, May 2, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Two classes were closed in France in the capital Paris after positive cases at Covid-19. The closure of classes and the quarantine for the children who are part of it was ordered after the positivity emerged for a child of the Gros elementary school, in the 16th arrondissement.

The child’s class has been closed and his classmates isolated. Same treatment for the class of the younger brother, enrolled in the nursery in the same institution.

In recent days, two schools have been closed in the Rhone-Alpes region, not far from Lyon, after the identification of positive cases for Covid-19, including a teacher. 

France registered more than 7,000 new coronavirus infections over 24 hours for the second time in two days, the health ministry said on Thursday, while hospitalisations for the virus also rose again.

While the lockdown record for daily infections has not yet been broken, the seven-day moving average – which smooths out daily reporting irregularities – rose to 5,783, and is above the record set during lockdown for a seventh day.