Well being division stays mum on faculty transmission numbers

The Victorian Division of Well being has refused to say how many individuals have been contaminated with COVID-19 at faculties, regardless of mounting requires classroom classes to be scrapped as faculty closure numbers surge.

A minimum of 156 faculties have been pressured to shut throughout the state because of COVID-19 infections, the overwhelming majority up to now few weeks.

One faculty, Al-Taqwa in Truganina, is linked to 184 instances. A college in Melbourne’s north-west, Catholic Regional School Sydenham, shut final week after seven lecturers and a number of college students examined optimistic to COVID-19.

Al-Taqwa college in Truganina.

Al-Taqwa faculty in Truganina.Credit score:Joe Armao

It is unclear, nevertheless, what number of college students and workers in whole have been contaminated at college. The well being division has repeatedly declined to reply what number of COVID-19 infections are linked to Victorian faculties.