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Coronavirus: Schools to Open on Sept 1

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.08.12.

The government is planning to start the academic year in the regular manner, with schools opening on September 1, the human resources ministry (EMMI) said in a statement on Tuesday.

According to the statement, the status of the coronavirus epidemic does not justify having digital education to replace classrooms, adding, however, that “in many countries there has been a significant increase in case numbers and domestic figures also worrying”. The statement also said that further measures could be ordered should the government and relevant authorities see the need.

Schools will be given a protocol concerning coronavirus prevention, the statement said, adding that parents should not send children with Covid-19 symptoms to school.

Rapid Rise of COVID-19 Cases Among Younger People
Rapid Rise of COVID-19 Cases Among Younger People

Almost half of those infected in Hungary were under the age of 40, according to a report by Semmelweis University. The most likely reason behind the surge is that many of those infected had traveled abroad or met a relative or friend who returned home from a trip abroad. Following the eradication of institutional infections, […]Continue reading

Under a government decree soon to be published, the next school year will start on September 1, and end on June 15, 2021.

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