Tunisia: Covid-19 - Secondary Education Union Calls for 10-Day Class Halt to Break Transmission Chain

Tunis/Tunisia — The General Union of Secondary Education, on Thursday, called on the Education Ministry to take the decision to immediately suspend school classes for ten days.

This decision will aim to stop the chain of transmission of the virus, slowdown the infection and save the lives of students and teaching staff.

In a statement, the union also called on students and teachers to take all protective measures. The institutions have become a place of infection, reported the union.

Various infected areas have been isolated without taking exceptional measures where schools are still open in the absence of compliance with health protocol, the same source added.

The number of deaths recorded in schools from September 15 to April 13 is about 42. Infection cases reached 9471, while 8941 people recovered from the virus, the Ministry of Education said in a statement Thursday.

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