Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has decided to end the school year early in pre-University educational institutions and universities of the Ministry of defense in connection with the spread of a new type of coronavirus in the country. This was reported on Monday, April 27, RIA Novosti reports, referring to the press service of the Department.
“In all pre-University educational organizations of the Russian defense Ministry, the academic year will end before April 30. All pupils will go to their places of residence, ” the Ministry said in a statement.
An exception will be made only for those students who are in quarantine: they will go home as soon as it is completed.
According to the press service, the training of cadets and students of higher military educational institutions will be completed by may 5. Graduates in all military universities will be held in may.
Earlier, on April 25, it became known that eight students of the Tver Suvorov school were diagnosed with a new coronavirus infection. The Ministry of defense said that the management of the educational institution is in constant contact with parents and brings all the necessary information through the parent Committee and personally addressed parents.
On April 16, it became known that 14 military personnel and one civilian employee of the Tyumen higher military engineering command school tested positive for coronavirus. The cause of infection was contact of one of them with a civilian outside the school. Tests of the remaining 352 cadets for coronavirus gave a negative result.
The spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes COVID-19 disease, began at the end of December last year. The focus of infection was the Chinese city of Wuhan. In a few months, the disease has spread to more than 210 countries around the world. On March 11, who declared a coronavirus pandemic.
As of April 27, the total number of people infected in Russia since the beginning of the pandemic has reached 87,147 Russia has overtaken China, where 83,912 cases have been registered. Over the entire period, 794 people died in the country.