Tag: kindergarten
Macedonia 19.10.20 | 12:47

Over 300 children had to isolate since kindergartens opened in late September

Since kindergartens opened in late September, a total of 18 children and 55 teachers tested positive to the coronavirus. Each outbreak leads to massive isolations, so at the moment, a little over 300 children and 50 teachers are isolating because somebody in their kindergartens tested positive. “There...

Macedonia 10.10.20 | 10:40

Coronavirus outbreak in a kindergarten in Skopje

Two teachers in a kindergarten in Skopje’s Cair district tested positive to coronavirus, prompting an order to have four children sent to home isolation. Another teacher who was in contact with them is also being voluntarily isolated. The other four dozen children and 14 teachers continue to go...

Macedonia 09.10.20 | 16:37

150 children who attended kindergarten are in isolation

The Minister of Labor and Social Policy Jagoda Sahpaska says that the situation in the kindergartens is stable and that the institution she runs, together with the Ministry of Health, is closely monitoring it. So far, 10 children and 21 employees in kindergartens have tested positive for the coronavirus,...

Macedonia 28.09.20 | 16:46

Four children tested positive to coronavirus in kindergartens in Skopje

Several kindergartens in Skopje have reported a total of four children who have the coronavirus. The cases prompted 16 children and four teachers to go into self-isolation. Public kindergartens have reopened on September 9, after months of shut-down, in order to allow parents to go back to work. In all...

Macedonia 20.09.20 | 22:32

First corona cluster in kindergarten after reopening: Children in Strumica kindergarten infect each other

The two children from the kindergarten in Strumica, who tested positive for Covid-19, most likely contracted the virus in the kindergarten. Despite initial claims that the two cases had nothing to do with the first infected child, epidemiological surveys completed this afternoon showed the opposite. The...

Macedonia 01.09.20 | 22:04

Kindergartens set to open on September 9

Kindergartens will open on September 9, the Government announced today. In a statement, the municipal authorities are asked to find additional areas where children could be cared for, to make sure distancing protocols are upheld. Also, municipalities are ordered to add staff to the kindergartens where...

Macedonia 31.07.20 | 14:00

Expert committee proposes to the Government to open the kindergartens

The Infectious Diseases Committee is recommending that kindergarten reopen, after nearly five months. Mass testing of kindergarten teachers was done, in order to allow parents to go back to work. Still, Macedonia remains in the grips of a major Second Wave of the epidemic, and it’s not clear how...

Macedonia 07.06.20 | 14:27

Nine kindergarten teachers in Kocani test positive

Tests in a Kocani kindergarten revealed that nine teachers and employees have the coronavirus. It’s the high concentration found so far, during the preemptive screening done to determine whether kindergartens in Macedonia can open after months of epidemic lockdown. Mayor Nikolco Ilijev appealed...

Macedonia 22.05.20 | 09:53

Two kindergarten teachers found positive to the coronavirus out of 1.340 tests

Two kindergarten teachers were found positive to the coronavirus during the mass screening conducted over the past days. More than 1.340 teachers and employees have been tested to determine when the kindergartens can open, in order to allow parents to also go back to work. One teacher in Skopje and one...

Macedonia 19.05.20 | 13:23

Of 908 tested only one kindergarten staffer tested positive for Covid-19

Of the 908 tests as part of the kindergarten staff screening in Bitola, Skopje and Veles, only one staffer tested positive for COVID-19 in Bitola. Out of the tests conducted in the past 24 hours, 203 tests are part of the screening carried out in kindergartens in Veles and Skopje. They all came back...

Macedonia 13.05.20 | 10:22

Kindergarten employees will be tested for the coronavirus

Coronavirus testing of 2.000 employees in publicly run kindergartens will begin today, the Healthcare Ministry announced. The screenings should allow for kindergartens to reopen after two months. One of the first measures of the coronavirus restrictions was to allow at least one parent with children...

Health 07.05.20 | 20:38

Kindergarten staffers to be tested during mass coronavirus screening, experts still discussing how to organize activities

A working group of experts from the Committee for Infectious Diseases and the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy are discussing how activities at kindergartens will be organized. All kindergarten staffers will be tested as part of the mass coronavirus screening, set to be conducted starting next week,...

Macedonia 25.11.19 | 22:56

SDSM undermines proposal to relocate a disputed new kindergarten in Skopje’s Aerodrom district

The SDSM representatives in the Aerodrom municipal council rejected a proposal from VMRO-DPMNE to alter the spatial plan and relocate the kindergarten under construction in the Blaze Koneski school. Parents of children who attend the school protested recently demanding that the children are allowed to...

Macedonia 08.11.19 | 20:54

Parents from an Aerodrom school protest against the construction of a kindergarten in their school yard

Parents of children attending the Blaze Koneski elementary school in Skopje’s central Aerodrom district, are protesting against a plan to build a kindergarten in the school yard. This part of the city is undergoing massive construction of new apartment buildings and the parents are complaining...

Macedonia 06.09.19 | 12:20

Skopje kindergarten stuffs 40 children into 40 square meters, parents claim

Parents of children attending the Koco Racin kindergarten in Skopje protest against the appalling conditions their children are kept in. They say that 40 children are cared for in just 40 square meters. The parents say that the group started off with 18 kids, but has now more than doubled in size, while...