Source Title: collective infection in many high schools in Osaka, Japan
On the 19th, the Osaka Prefecture Education Commission announced the situation of collective infection in schools in Osaka Prefecture. Novel coronavirus pneumonia was diagnosed in 88 faculty members and students in 7 schools from June 2020 to January 18, 2021. Some obvious cases are collective infection caused by students taking off masks due to poor breathing in community activities.
According to Japan’s Yomiuri Shimbun on the 20th, Osaka Prefecture’s Education Commission has counted the collective infection of more than five local people. A total of six universities and one supporting school had collective infection. The rapid spread of infection in four schools was caused by community activities.
23 high school students with the largest number of new crown patients were diagnosed. When students are in club activities, they take off their masks for reasons such as poor breathing and go to commercial facilities together, which leads to the spread of infection. In another high school, 21 people were diagnosed, also because students took off masks and yelled during club activities, and the air circulation in the gymnasium was not smooth. These confirmed students were asymptomatic or mild.
Osaka Prefecture Education Commission requires students to go out for about one hour on weekdays and for about two or three hours on weekends during the period of emergency declaration, and once again reiterated the need to do a good job in epidemic prevention.