Institute of Education: Most of teachers are at high risk due to pandemic

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13 August 2020

"The point, which should be paid special attention in the condition of pandemic is that most majority of teachers, involved in the teaching process, are belonging to upper age group and risky a little higher", it has been reflected in the results of scientific research of the Institute of Education, which reflects the proposals and recommendations on the organization of the activities of educational institutions in the new academic year in the conditions of COVID-19, APA reports.

It has been noted that protection of health of teachers, belonging to upper age group, should be one of important priorities in this tense. There are 135 people, who are under 20, (0.1%), 24 862 people between 20-30 ages (12%), 61 126 people at the ages of 30-40 (28%), 47 887 people at the age of 40-50 (22%), 55 477 people between 50-60 ages (26%), while 25 778 people, who are 60 and over (12%) among workers of secondary education institutions.

The information notes that TABIB has presented a distribution of infected people by age group who contracted until July 28, 2020. According to the distribution, during the COVID-19 pandemic, 18% of those infected are between the ages of 30-39, 15% between the ages of 40-49, 21% between the ages of 50-59, and 16% between the ages of 60-69. This is an indication of the high number and probability of infection in the middle and older age population groups.