Coronavirus is a virus with unknow spread and severity, so all precautions are done to detect early cases and avoid any transmission.
As a school, the nurse is monitoring every child with any symptom and the student is sent home immediately. A medical certificate is also required before a sick child comes back to school.
All families who have traveled to China, have been contacted and their children are kept home for 2 weeks.
Hand sanitizer is available and is distributed to all children and staff.
A sick child coming to school in the morning is not allowed to enter the class and parents are contacted immediately to pick him.
All sicknesses are registered daily on the Nurse book, so any recurrent symptom or multiple symptoms happening in one class can be detected quickly.
The school is following closing the Medical Situation and will inform parents of any new measures that should be taken.
Please find the following information on the World Health Organization’s website:
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
It depends on the virus, but common signs include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.
Standard recommendations to reduce exposure to and transmission of a range of illnesses include maintaining basic hand and respiratory hygiene, and safe food practices and avoiding close contact, when possible, with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.
Dr. Joanna Fadoul
MD Tropical diseases and Parasitology
ARIS School physician
+233 (0) 546 461868