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Thousands of teachers and students have been infected with the novel coronavirus since the beginning of school in Romania.

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A health official takes samples for a coronavirus test from a journalist in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, March 13, 2020 after it was confirmed that a senator who attended several meetings in the building tested positive for the infection. The caretaker prime minister of Romania, Ludovic Orban, said in a press conference at the parliament, the government, including all ministers, as well as the leadership of the ruling National Liberal Party and all its senators, are going into quarantine after one of the governing party's senators, who took part in high-level meetings, who confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus. (AP Photo/George Calin)

February 17 According to a communiqué issued by the Romanian Ministry of Education on the 17th, more than 1,000 teachers and students have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus since the country’s primary and secondary schools opened on the 8th.

Due to the improvement of the epidemic, the second semester of the school year in Romanian kindergartens and primary and secondary schools began on the 8th, with more than two-thirds and about 2.13 million people attending school.

The Gazette said that between the 8 and 17th, 600 students and 472 faculty members across the country were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus. At present, 542 classes have been suspended.

Romania’s Minister of Education Kempianu said on the same day that parents should not let their children go to school or kindergarten if they find that their children have symptoms of disease.

Romania is ramping up COVID-19 vaccination efforts, and teachers have been included in priority groups.

Since the coronavirus vaccination began in late December last year, about 735,000 people have been vaccinated in the country, of which about 505,000 have completed two doses.

According to the data released by Romanian officials on the 17th, there have been 2,815 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country in the past 24 hours, with a total of 768,785 confirmed cases; 62 new deaths, with a total of 19,588 deaths.

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