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Coronavirus: Schools ‘should reopen’ May 18-June 1, says union (Updated)

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Primary school teachers’ union Poed is slated to have a teleconference with the education minister on Monday over reopening all schools, it was announced on Friday.

According to Poed’s announcement, during Thursday’s meeting between unions, parents associations and President Nicos Anastasiades, they were told that all students should be able to return to school between May 18 and June 1, depending on how the pandemic develops over the next two weeks.

But Education Minister Prodromos Prodromou said on Thursday that only students in their final year of lyceums and technical schools would go back to school, on May 11. This was reconfirmed by a statement from the education ministry later on Friday.

The statement said the closure of of kindergartens, pre-primary, primary and secondary schools remained in place and made no mention of a possible reopening.

 

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