Four teachers from the primary school Veldhof in Limburg Eygelshoven infected with the coronavirus. They have been quarantined. This confirms Christian Hoebe, professor and head of infectious disease control at the Health Service South Limburg, after notification by 1Limburg.
The four cases were discovered after coronavirus was detected in one of the teachers. From source and contact investigation was then clear that three other teachers of the school were also infected, says Hoebe.
Yesterday tested a total of fourteen employees of the primary school in the town of Kerkrade. Today and tomorrow, following other workers. In addition to a test they have to fill in a questionnaire. “Then we decide what we do Monday,” said Hoebe.
All parents of primary school children have been notified. They should be alert for symptoms in children or themselves. Research into the safety at school, moreover, found that the school had taken sufficient precautions.
The Mayor of Kerkrade, Petra Dassen-Housen says finding the situation “annoying.” “We can imagine that children and parents have many questions and uncertainties,” she wrote in a statement. “We wish a speedy recovery to the teachers and ask everyone to remain alert to.”
Hoebe calls it no surprise that this could happen. “You re the coming months and the occasionally seen these types of infections. Now it’s a school, soon perhaps a company.”
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