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COVID-19: Austria To Re-Open Schools In May

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz offers an announcement to the press on April 24, 2020 in Vienna, because the nation continues the gradual loosening of its coronavirus lockdown measures.
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Austria stated Friday it might begin to re-open lessons at faculties from Might four because it continues a gradual loosening of coronavirus lockdown measures.

Some 100,000 final-year college students will return to high school on Might four, Training Minister Heinz Fassmann instructed a press convention.

Faculties for six- to 14-year-olds will re-open Might 15, whereas lessons for different college students aged 15 and over will comply with from Might 29, supplied infections don’t surge once more, Fassmann stated.

He added lessons could be cut up into two teams, with academics taking just one group on a given day to make sure that numbers are stored to round 11 college students per classroom so a protected distance could be stored between them.

The group not being taught at anyone time will have the ability to work on assignments in different rooms or at residence.

College students may even should put on masks inside faculties aside from when they’re seated at their desks inside school rooms.

Music and fitness center classes will nonetheless not resume and the curriculum will give attention to core topics.

Austria this month started easing the lockdown measures imposed in March and which have to date succeeded in slowing the unfold of the brand new coronavirus.

Small retailers and gardening and hardware shops began to re-open in mid-April. Bigger retailers will comply with subsequent week. Eating places are anticipated to re-open from mid-Might.

The nation of virtually 9 million individuals has been spared the brunt of the disaster to date with some 15,000 reported infections and 530 deaths.

AFP

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