"Students are basically at home" Call for cooperation with relevant ministries
Regarding requests for temporary closure of elementary and junior high schools and high schools nationwide, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Hagiuda requested that flexible decisions be made during the period of school closure, and children and students are not urgently required to ensure effectiveness. He expressed his intention to ask related ministries and agencies to cooperate so as not to go out.
In response to the spread of the new coronavirus, the government has requested all elementary and junior high schools and high schools nationwide to temporarily close schools from the 2nd of next month through spring breaks through prefectural boards of education on the 28th. did.
Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Hagikuda held a press conference on the afternoon of the 28th, saying, "I want to respect the decisions of local governments. We want you to devise an embodiment so that there is no delay. "
In addition, "Currently, various voices are being received from each local government, and specific examples of how to proceed with home study are posted on the website of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. In order to ensure the effectiveness of temporary closure, basic We will instruct them to spend their time at home and ask the relevant ministries and agencies to cooperate so that children do not go out unnecessarily and urgently. "
He clarified the government's urgent need to consider measures to deal with temporary school closures, such as the acceptance of school childcare, this weekend.
On the other hand, Minister Hagikuta said, "Even if a municipality has no one who has the disease at present, if a child develops a disease at school, it is the first thing to do, given the danger of clustering in an instant. This leaves the Prime Minister's announcement yesterday, leaving one day for notification to each municipality. "