Three cases of COVID-19 infections have been reported since kindergartens reopened across the country last week.

It involves members of the staff of two kindergartens, one in Skopje, one in Bitola and the other in Sveti Nikole, according to the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy.

In Bitola, only the children from the group for which the staff member was in charge are in isolation as well as other five employees. However, the kindergarten won’t be closed down.

Involving the second case, the staff member of the kindergarten in Skopje hasn’t returned to work when the kindergartens reopened on Sept. 9, so she hasn’t had a contact with children. According to a recommendation of epidemiologists, if other employees until Sept. 13 do not report any symptoms, the kindergarten can remain open, says the Ministry.

Under the health safety protocols for kindergartens, they are disinfected several times throughout the day.

140 new COVID-19 were registered in the past 24 hours in the country, bringing the total number of active cases in the country to 1920. Most cases are reported in Skopje and Kumanovo, and as of yesterday, new cases began to be registered in several kindergartens in the country, after only three days after their reopening.