By Blogo.it editorial team on Tuesday 8 September 2020
Education Minister Lucia Azzolina announced today that at the reopening of schools on 14 September, students will also be subjected to sample serological tests.
The confirmation came during Azzolina’s briefing in the Senate Education Committee:
We are aware of the fact that zero risk does not exist, even at school. During the year, random tests will also be carried out on students to try to reduce the risk as much as possible to ensure maximum safety. There are serological tests for school staff, a lot of staff are doing them.
The Minister also took stock of the new desks requested by schools and being handed over in these days:
The institutes, as I have already had the opportunity to say in recent weeks, have asked us for 2.4 million banks. Over 750 thousand are for primary school, therefore, necessarily, traditional type desks, more suitable for children. While 1.7 million benches were required for secondary schools, of which over one in four of the innovative type. Delivery has already started on August 28 and will continue in the coming weeks. As communicated by the extraordinary Commissioner for the emergency with a note dated 3 September 2020, the distribution of the counters was started starting from some places particularly affected during the first phase of the pandemic, such as Codogno, Alzano, Nembro, the cities of Bergamo, Brescia , Piacenza and Treviso, and is continuing throughout the national territory in 17,863 school complexes, to meet the entire needs required by the end of October. Each school will have the furnishings it requested.
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