All children will be infected by coronavirus, Madrid premier says
As Spain inches closer to the reopening of schools across the country, the Ministry of Health confirmed 8,581 new daily coronavirus infections on Wednesday, up nearly 400 from Tuesday.
Just over 1,000 more coronavirus patients were admitted to hospitals over the past 24 hours, while 42 more deaths were reported.
STUDENTS ARE SET TO RETURN TO IN-PERSON CLASSES
The start of the school year is set to begin within the next week in many regions, though some have delayed the date due to high numbers of infections. All students, however, are set to return to in-person classes this month.
Madrid’s premier Isabel Ayuso said on Wednesday that “practically all children” will be infected during the school year “one way or another.”
“It could be because they were infected on the weekend at a family reunion or in the evenings in the park with their friends. Who knows because the virus is everywhere,” she said in an interview with esRadio, suggesting that schools will be safer environments.
Madrid remains one of the worst affected areas. In some neighborhoods, nearly one out of every 100 residents has tested positive for coronavirus over the last two weeks. This suggests that if a school with 1,000 students opened now, 10 would likely test positive for the novel coronavirus