By Manon C. Updated November 24, 2021 at 9:19 a.m.Published November 24, 2021 at 9:19 a.m.
Two weeks after the return from the All Saints holidays, the Minister of National Education Jean-Michel Blanquer announced that 6,000 classes are currently closed in France.
Two weeks after the students return to class, what about the health situation in schools ? If the back to school 2021 had unfolded in a context of optimism, the fight againstCovid epidemic is not yet over, far from it.
While a health protocol is applied within educational institutions since September in order to avoid contamination in schools as much as possible, and that the mask is again compulsory at school everywhere in France, the figures speak for themselves and are not good.
Tuesday 23 November 2021, the Minister of National Education Jean-Michel Blanquer announced to the National Assembly that 6000 classes are currently closed in France. They were 4000 Friday, November 19. “As I speak to you, 6,000 classes are closed and I recall that last year, at the height of the epidemic, when we managed to keep the school open, we were still at 12,000 closed classes.” said the minister. In detail, Jean-Michel Blanquer revealed that it is about classes “from primary school in particular, where we deploy the saliva tests. ”
September 13, Jean-Michel Blanquer declared in the columns of the Parisian: “We expect it to increase over the next few days and then stabilize, before dropping down, if it follows the curve that we have had each time we return from vacation. It is also this pattern that we see in Reunion, where the re-entry took place two weeks before the metropolis. ” Whether this pattern recurs again remains to be seen.
As a reminder, the health protocol provides for the closure of a primary class as of first case of coronavirus detected.
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