Onsite research groups are temporarily suspended if COVID cases occur

JAKARTA (ANTARA) – Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology temporarily suspends face-to-face learning (PTM) in study setting (class) when COVID-19 infection is detected among participants said I need to. new circle.

“The newly issued circular is different than before. If someone is exposed to COVID-19, PTM activities will be temporarily suspended only in study sessions, not face-to-face learning activities in educational units (schools). ‘ said the ministry’s secretary-general. , Suharti, revealed here on Monday.

If COVID-19 is confirmed, face-to-face learning in a study setting will be suspended for at least 7 days.

Onsite learning activities will also be temporarily suspended if epidemiological monitoring indicates that the COVID-19 positivity rate in an educational unit has reached 5% or higher.

On the other hand, if there are no infection clusters in the teaching unit or a positive rate of less than 5%, students confirmed to have been exposed to COVID-19 will be asked to refrain from participating in PTM activities for at least 5 days. increase. Circulation said.

The ministry is also calling for accelerated booster vaccinations for educators and educators as well as students who meet the requirements, Suharti said.

“The Department of Education continues to encourage and strive to facilitate COVID-19 booster vaccination for educators and pedagogical personnel (PTKs) as well as students who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine,” she said. explained.

The ministry is also asking local governments to respond quickly to obtain epidemiological information, conduct COVID-19 tracking and testing, identify clusters of infection, and promote the use of the PeduliLindungi app in educational institutions. increase.

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) has issued a new circular on regulations for face-to-face learning in light of the COVID-19 situation and consultations with four other ministries.

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