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S. Ricottier, J. Lonchampt, M.-P. Cassignard, B. Six, W. Kamli, S. Guibout, M. Mouamma, A. D’Abrigeon

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France 2

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Jean-Michel Blanquer assumes his desire to keep schools open in the face of the Covid-19 epidemic. However, the Minister of National Education announced on Friday March 26 that as soon as a case of Covid appears in a school, each class will have to close its doors. Parents and teachers wonder about the evolution of the epidemic.

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Friday March 26, Jean-Michel Blanquer announced that the classes would close their doors as soon as a case of Covid appears in the school. On the Sevran side (Seine-Saint-Denis), around fifteen staff members have fallen ill in recent days according to the FCPE. The classes thus had to be reorganized. Some parents, worried about the health of their children, are calling for the school to be closed, at least temporarily.

A decision that the government refuses to take, despite the surge in the incidence rate among those over 0-19 years old, which stands at 299 per 100,000 inhabitants and has just passed the peak of the second wave. “There is a very strong transmission in the schools, especially if the canteen is not well secured, if the schools are poorly ventilated.“, warns Professor Antoine Flahault, epidemiologist and director of the Institute of Global Health of Geneva (Switzerland). On the side of Lille (North), the parents of students of a school identifying few positive cases are opposed to such a decision.In a Parisian college, the principal pleads for an alternation of the pupils present, as in the lycée.3256 classes are currently closed in France.

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