Cuban schools finalize measures to restart school year

Schools in much of Cuba are finalizing on Monday details for the return of thousands of students to classrooms on Tuesday, September 1, under strict hygienic-sanitary measures in order to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Five months after teaching activities were suspended due to the pandemic, face-to-face classes will return across the country, except in Havana and some communities with cases of patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

About 355,000 students will remain at home, among them the residents in the 15 Havana municipalities, four others in the western region (La Palma, Mariel, San Cristobal and Cardenas) and two in central Cuba (Camajuani and Manicaragua), although this only affects Matagua neighborhood people’s council).

On her Twitter account, Education Minister Ena Elsa Velazquez stated that the teaching calendar in those territories will be applied when students return to classes.

Reinicio del Curso Escolar en la provincia Santiago de Cuba
Reinicio del Curso Escolar en la provincia Santiago de Cuba

Meanwhile, for those whose classes were suspended, an educational television program will be broadcast also on Tuesday to explain them how classes will be in the coming weeks.

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