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DK: ‘Ill-advised’ Decisions could Lead to School Closures

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.09.10.

Faulty government measures could lead to the mass closure of schools, according to the opposition Democratic Coalition (DK).

The government has failed to introduce “enforceable” protocols in schools; neither has it provided face masks or desinfectants in sufficient quantities, Gergely Arató, the party’s deputy group leader, told an online press conference on Thursday.

Teachers’ Union: Govt's Measures Threaten Mass Closure of Schools
Teachers’ Union: Govt's Measures Threaten Mass Closure of Schools

Public education employees today are working under dangerous conditions, teachers’ trade union PDSZ said in a statement on Thursday. The organization thinks the government’s measures will result in the mass closure of Hungary’s schools and kindergartens. The union argues the protocols in use are incidental and incomplete, and based on the feedback they received testing […]Continue reading

Moreover, the government has not made arrangements for the timely testing of teachers with Covid-19 symptoms or their contracts, he said, adding that several teachers had been forced to isolate themselves due to a lack of timely testing. This, together with the government’s blithe attitute to testing and contact tracing, could lead to school shut-downs, he insisted.


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