UM childcare staff member tests positive for COVID-19

The children concerned are being asked to take a Swab Test

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‘Kids on Campus’ at the University of Malta has announced that a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. Children who were in the class with the same staff member are being asked to take a Swab Test.

The person last worked a shift on Wednesday, August 12th, and tested positive for the coronavirus on August 15th. The summer school for children, which is run by the Childcare services of the University of Malta in Tal-Qroqq, is expected to reopen tomorrow.

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In an email sent today, all parents were given an update on the situation and were assured that the University is keeping everything under control and are in direct contact with Public Health officials. 

In the email, the University made it clear that out of the students concerned, only those children who have taken a Swab Test with the result being negative will be allowed to enter the classroom.

The University also noted that the classroom and nearby toilets and grounds were closed and disinfected.

Earlier today, Newsbook.com.mt revealed that the University is planning to opt for a physical-online lecture mix for students attending the coming semester, rather than going fully online, as was the situation last semester.

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