Dr. Hala Zayed, Minister of Health and Population, sent an important message to parents before the return of the academic process in schools and universities on October 17th.
The minister said: “The school year has already started in international schools, and my message is that children are the least affected group, but the group carries the most virus.”
She added, “I hope that proper nutrition will be taken care of and students will be trained to apply precautionary measures and follow the correct method for sneezing and coughing, while washing hands, general hygiene and wearing masks as possible.”
The Minister of Health called on parents, that students should not go to school if any student has any symptoms or a high temperature, while paying attention to children’s health in general and taking vaccinations on time.
This came in a press conference by the Minister of Health, as part of the activities of the second day of the meeting of the 67th session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean Region, after it was unanimously elected yesterday by the committee as chair of the session that is held electronically for the first time via the Internet with the participation of health ministers and high-level representatives from 22 A country for the Eastern Mediterranean Region, to discuss some health issues, especially the emerging corona virus, at the headquarters of the WHO Regional Office in Egypt.
The minister said that there is high-level coordination with the Ministry of Education, and the guide for returning schools has been completed and sent to the Ministry, and training has been conducted for all workers in the educational process.
The minister advised ventilation in schools and that the precautionary measures should be followed and taken into account, because those in charge of the educational process are the most exposed to risks.
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