NewsLocalSchools re-open on Monday amid concern of fast spreading Covid-19

Schools re-open on Monday amid concern of fast spreading Covid-19

Monday’s re-opening of schools after the Christmas break comes amid concern that sending children back to class will only add fuel to a record number of coronavirus infections.

The fear of parents is shared by teachers’ unions but any decisions for additional measures will be taken by Cabinet when it meets on Wednesday.

School reopening will be top on the agenda, Philenews also reported on Monday, considering that over 2.5% of teachers will be absent due to Covid-19 in secondary education alone.

And under-staffing problems are also expected in primary education, according to OELMEK union head Costas Hadjisavvas.

Cyprus has been recording four-digit numbers of positive cases over the past week and hospital admissions have climbed.

At the same time, large numbers of young people and childeren are testing positive and Makarion Hospital in Nicosia is treating the highest number of children since the start of the pandemic.

 

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