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Penza schools announce quarantine in 34 classes

10:49 | 29.01.2016 | Society

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Penza, 29 January 2016. PenzaNews. A total of 34 classes in 16 Penza schools have been quarantined due to increased frequency of acute respiratory viral infections and flu, while two schools – No. 19 and No. 7 – have been temporarily closed down, announced Yuri Golodyaev, head of the city’s Education Department, during the 18th extraordinary City Duma session on Friday, January 29.

Penza schools announce quarantine in 34 classes

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The situation is constantly changing, and the numbers of infected are growing day to day, he added.

“But Rospotrebnadzor and the doctors see no crisis in this situation,” Yuri Golodyaev stressed.

Moreover, the majority of school students were vaccinated against flu, noted the head of Education Department.

“More than enough of them received the shots. This vaccination campaign went through without any incidents,” he said.

In turn, Roman Petrukhin, deputy chairman of the Penza city Duma, proposed to open additional phone hotlines in outpatient hospitals due to growing numbers of people with infections.

According to him, it is very difficult to successfully reach a hospital’s registration office by phone, and many patients choose to visit the hospital on their own instead of summoning a doctor to their home.

At the same time, setting up additional phone hotlines poses no technical difficulties and requires as little as procuring several additional SIM cards and publishing the new phone numbers online, Roman Petrukhin noted.

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