Schools in Cuba close to prevent Covid-19

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The Cuban government announced new measures to counteract the Covid-19, among which is the suspension of classes starting this Tuesday and for a month, given that there are already 40 cases of patients with the virus on the island.

Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero told the Round Table that the measure is being taken after a detailed analysis, and he regretted that the risk of a sector of the population to the pandemic is still low.

For her part, the Minister of Education, Ena Elsa Velázquez Cobiella, specified the actions that will be undertaken to maintain the teaching process, now supported by the family from home and with educational programming on television channels, while the Minister of Higher Education, José Ramón Saborido, indicated that distance education is now being introduced as a form of study.

In all of Cuba’s educational institutions, teachers and service workers will maintain a system of care and vigilance to preserve resources in schools and universities for when conditions permit a return to the classroom.

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