The opposition LMP has called on the government to keep primary schools and kindergartens closed, given the persistent high number of coronavirus infections.
Máté Kanász-Nagy, the party’s co-leader, told an online press briefing on Tuesday that schools should only be opened once teachers are fully protected by both doses of the vaccine.
If the government sticks to its plan of opening primary schools and kindergartens on April 19, parents should be given the option of keeping their children at home, he said.
Kanász-Nagy argued that schools could easily become infection hotspots, adding that children, teachers and other staff should be tested for the virus several times a week.
Referring to the government’s decision to open secondary schools on May 10, the LMP politician said that it would also make sense to open primary schools and kindergartens at a later date.
featured image: soldier disinfecting a school (illustration); via Zoltán Balogh/MTI