The danger of coronavirus for the life and health of children today is not so great as to cancel shifts in children’s summer camps in Russia. This was stated by a member of the Federation Council Committee on Social Policy, Honored Doctor of Russia Vladimir Krugly, reports TASS.
“It depends on the situation in each specific region, camp. There should be precautions, tests, restrictions on parental access, but it seems to me that children should not be deprived of rest because of the threat of coronavirus, ”he said.
In his opinion, the danger for the health and life of children in this situation is not so great as to completely cancel the rest. He also added that while in the camps, it is necessary to comply with all the requirements of Rospotrebnadzor. So, when entering the camps, children, especially adolescents, need to take PCR tests, and also limit visits to parents and others as much as possible.
Children’s camps in Tuva stopped due to outbreak of COVID-19
Earlier, an outbreak of COVID-19 occurred at the Baylak children’s camp in Tuva. One child developed ARVI symptoms and was referred for examination. Tests for coronavirus infection have shown a positive result. Later, in Baylak, COVID-19 was detected in 68 children and nine camp workers, all were hospitalized. After the incident, the authorities of Tuva prematurely stopped the work of all health camps on the territory of the republic.
In Russia, from May 25 to September 15, inclusive, there is a cashback for vouchers to children’s camps. According to the terms of the program, Russians will be reimbursed 50% of the cost of paid vouchers to children’s camps. It will be possible to return up to 20 thousand rubles. These funds are automatically credited to the Mir card within five working days. According to Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, over 350 thousand families will be able to take advantage of the program.