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The Protector of Citizens requested the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, City Social Welfare Center and Braće Jerković Elementary School to notify him, for the purpose of protecting child’s best interest, on all the facts, but also on the measures and activities that will be undertaken regarding the case of a child who came on the first day of school infected with coronavirus.

The Protector of Citizens learned from the media that a pupil, for whom it was later discovered to be coronavirus positive, came to this Belgrade school on the first day of this school year and that the school addressed the competent social welfare center in relation to these facts.

In an own-initiative investigation launched due to the possibility of endangering or violating the rights and best interests of a child, the Protector of Citizens has requested the competent ministry to inform him within 15 days about the outcome of the investigation initiated against the school and about the measures and activities that will be further taken.

At the same time, the Protector of Citizens requests the City Social Welfare Center and Braće Jerković Elementary School to notify him within the same deadline on all relevant facts and circumstances related to media allegations and planned measures and activities to be taken in this particular case.