Children arrive at a school on the first day of a new school year in Sibenik, Croatia, on Sept. 6, 2021. Some 460,000 children went back to school in Croatia on Monday, as the country eased measures introduced to tackle COVID-19. (Dusko Jaramaz/Pixsell via Xinhua)
ZAGREB, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Some 460,000 children went back to school in Croatia on Monday, as the country eased measures introduced to tackle COVID-19.
Students of different grades will be able to socialize with each other, and do sports together. Masks are still mandatory for students of above grade five if the distance between them in classrooms is less than 1.5 to 2 metres, and parents should take their children's temperature before going to school.
Teachers who are vaccinated will be able to work without masks, but those who are unvaccinated will have to wear one. Only vaccinated parents will be allowed to attend parents' meetings.
According to the Croatian Institute of Public Health, 184 infections and five deaths have been recorded in Croatia in the past 24 hours. So far, over 48 percent of the Croatian population has completed their vaccination program against COVID-19. Enditem