Thousands of students were deprived of face-to-face school this Thursday.

The Ministry of Education announced that 3,299 classes were currently closed across the country due to the Covid-19 epidemic.

Indeed, a case of Coronavirus in a primary school class leads to a closure, as in June.

In the event of contamination in middle or high school, only unvaccinated contact cases students must isolate themselves for one week.

This represents 0.63% of the country's classes.

A figure that has grown exponentially since last Monday when the Minister of Education Jean-Michel Blanquer had indicated that "a little more than 3,000 classes" were concerned.

15 schools and one college completely closed

The ministry also announced Monday, in this first weekly point since the start of the school year on September 2, that 16 school structures (15 schools and one college), or 0.027% of the total, were closed because of the Covid epidemic.

Finally, 1,314 of the 10,700 middle and high schools offered "a vaccination course" to the students.

For the start of the school year, the ministry has retained the “level 2” health protocol (out of 4) which authorizes all students to be received face-to-face and requires them to wear a mask indoors, except in kindergarten.


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