Covid-19: the number of closed classes goes from 545 to 3000

Covid 19 the number of closed classes goes from 545 to

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    Jean-Michel Blanquer, Minister of National Education announced in an interview that the number of classes closed because of Covid-19 since the start of the new school year had increased from 545 to 3000.

    A week after the start of the school year, it is already time to take stock of Covid contaminations in schools. During an interview for Today in France (Le Parisien), the Minister of National Education, Jean-Michel Blanquer announced on Monday September 13 that “just over 3000” classes were closed as part of the Covid-19 epidemic.

    Stabilization hoped for by the government

    In all, this represents 0.5% of the 540,000 classes in France. If the figure seems low, it is above all the speed with which it has evolved that raises questions. Because, last Tuesday, the number of closed classes was only 545.

    However, the government does not seem worried. The evolutions and forecasts of increase in cases generally taking place over 2 weeks, this figure according to Jean Michel Blanquer corresponds to the same pattern of increase as that of the start of the new school year in Reunion and would be just representative of the sudden mixing of people because of back to school and returning from vacation. “We expect this to increase over the next few days and then stabilize, he told the national media. ”

    Vaccine: “67% of 12-17 year olds have had a dose”

    In order to limit the cases of contamination and the increase of this famous curve, the government is betting on vaccination. “67% of 12-17 year olds have had a dose, and 54% are fully vaccinated”, he added, stating that “by the end of the month, all students will have had a proposal via their school.”