/Niedzielski: After returning to full-time education on January 10, there is no escalation of coronavirus infections in schools
Niedzielski: After returning to full-time education on January 10, there is no escalation of coronavirus infections in schools

Niedzielski: After returning to full-time education on January 10, there is no escalation of coronavirus infections in schools

According to the opinion of the Minister of Health, Adam Niedzielski, after the return of children and adolescents to full-time education on January 10, there is currently no escalation of coronavirus infections, and the upcoming winter holidays are also not a risk of the disease spreading.

On Monday, students of primary and secondary schools, who had suspended full-time education from December 20 and instead of distance learning, returned to full-time education. “We are only the fourth day after returning to full-time education. This means that we do not have new foci that would show that we are dealing with some kind of escalation. We receive this information on an ongoing basis from the Ministry of Education and Science, which analyzes how many classes how many schools study in this full-time mode, and how many, due to the current quarantines and outbreaks of infections, are converting to extramural education or other formulas “- Minister Niedzielski said on Thursday at a press conference in Białystok. He also assessed that the upcoming winter holidays will be an opportunity for young people to spend time outdoors without full-time education. “In this respect, we also do not see such a huge risk associated with the spread of the coronavirus among the youth group” – said Niedzielski. Asked whether there are known dates when children over the age of 12 will be able to take a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, he said briefly that within two weeks the manufacturers’ applications (EMA) ( vaccines). “We are constantly monitoring at what stage these applications are. We have declarations from the EMA or our representatives in the EMA that they will be considered around mid-January, which means the perspective of the next week or two weeks and we will then introduce such an option as soon as possible” – said the Minister of Health. On Wednesday, the Ministry of Education and Science announced that 99.1 percent work stationary. primary schools and 99.5 percent. secondary. On Wednesday, 3 primary schools were working remotely. No post-primary school worked remotely. 129 primary and 42 secondary schools worked in a mixed mode. On Saturday, the winter holidays begin in five provinces. In others, they will start in a week, two weeks or four. A two-week break in classes, depending on the province, will take place between January 15 and February 27. From 15 to 30 January, students from the province of Kuyavian-Pomeranian, Lubusz, Lesser Poland, Świętokrzyskie and Greater Poland regions; from January 22 to February 6 with the province Podlasie and Warmian-Masurian; from January 29 to February 13, students from the province Dolnośląskie, Mazowieckie, Opolskie and Zachodniopomorskie; from 12 to 27 February, students from the province Lubelskie, Łódzkie, Podkarpackie, Pomorskie and Śląskie.
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