the results of the first phase of the new coronavirus test in the public education system of Sao Paulo, Brazil’s largest city, showed that 13% of faculty, staff and students have been diagnosed with the infection.
A total of 65,000 people were tested this time, among which the infection rate of students was higher than that of faculty and staff. The city’s 675,000 students and 102,000 faculty members aged over 4 will be tested for the virus.
At that time, the Sao Paulo City Government will set a return to school start time based on the results of large-scale testing.
At present, a total of 20 cities in São Paulo State are conducting nucleic acid testing in designated schools. If a confirmed case is found, medical isolation will be conducted, and close contacts will be tracked.
The state’s primary school return time is initially set on November 3, but the resumption time of various schools in the jurisdiction is authorized by the municipal government.
São Paulo State, located in southeastern Brazil, is the “severely hit area” of the country’s new crown pneumonia epidemic. Since March, schools in the state have begun to close.
So far, the State of São Paulo has a total of 1.07 million confirmed cases and 38,371 deaths.