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Most Polish schools to stay shut for rest of academic year amid epidemic

01.06.2020 17:18
Schools in Poland will stay shut for most pupils until the end of the academic year on June 26, Education Minister Dariusz Piontkowski announced on Monday.
Education Minister Dariusz Piontkowski
Education Minister Dariusz Piontkowski Photo: PAP/Paweł Supernak

Piontkowski said that, until then, schools would continue to hold classes remotely as the country continues efforts to curb the coronavirus epidemic.

He added he hoped regular classes would return in September, after the school summer holidays.

Poland on March 12 shut all schools and universities for two weeks as part of efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The closure was then extended.

Polish elementary schools began reopening and offering daycare programmes to young children last Monday as the country lifted more COVID-19 safety measures.

A total of 23,987 people have tested positive for the COVID-19 disease in Poland, with 1,065 deaths from the coronavirus so far, public health officials announced on Monday morning.


Source: IAR/PAP