"In accordance with the opinion of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS), to carry out a screening of covid-19 in the school community at the start of the school year, around 180,000 tests were carried out on teaching and non-teaching workers of all the education and teaching establishments”, states the Ministry of Education, in a statement.

According to the Ministry supervised by Tiago Brandão Rodrigues, in the “first phase of this sweep, which took place between September 6 and 17, the positivity rate was 0.12%”.