On Friday, representatives of the education sector, medical specialists, members of the Public Chamber of Moscow, who explained the need for distance learning during the coronavirus pandemic, met with the capital's parents in an open area, the press service of the capital's education department said. The head of the Moscow Rospotrebnadzor Elena Andreeva, the deputy heads of the Department of Education and Science Natalia Kiseleva and Anton Molev, the chief physician of the City Clinical Hospital 40 Denis Protsenko, the chief pediatrician of Moscow Ismail Osmanov, and teachers of Moscow schools answered parents' questions about distance learning. “The only way to get away from uncontrolled growth is restrictive measures, including among schoolchildren. But we are introducing them gradually so that children can adapt. The first thing we will do after stabilization of the situation is to bring schoolchildren to full-time education,”the chief sanitary doctor of Moscow commented. The chief pediatrician of the city, Ismail Osmanov, emphasized that among the sick children, high school students prevail and prevail with the most severe course of the disease, that is, they get sick "like an adult." In addition, Denis Protsenko, the chief physician of the Kommunarka hospital, said that children are 1.5 times more likely than adults to become sources of infection for other family members. “The negative emotions of parents in relation to distance education are understandable. But let's look at the other side - 212 intensive care patients who are now in our hospital, more than 40 are on mechanical ventilation. If by the measures taken, by distance, we can reduce the spread of the virus, then we need to be patient and strong, to overcome this, as we have been doing since March,”said Protsenko. At the same time, the deputy head of the Department of Education and Science, Anton Molev, said that distance education is not intended to replace full-time education. “We do not equate distance education with full-time education. Distance learning is a compulsory measure, a tool with which children can continue their education in the current epidemiological situation. There are no people who would like to transfer students completely to distance learning. We choose between full-time education and children's health,”explained Molev. In the capital, 5974 new cases of coronavirus infection were detected per day. Of those who have been diagnosed with infection per day, 14.1% are children.