Most Russian schools have returned to full-time education after the coronavirus pandemic. This was announced on Monday, February 15, by the head of the Russian Ministry of Education Sergei Kravtsov.
“Today, only a few schools are closed, there is monitoring every day, the situation is changing, but only a small number of schools are closed either due to an epidemic situation or due to frost, as in Yakutia. <…> In general, traditional full-time education is taking place in all regions, <…> today there is no serious danger [in connection with the coronavirus],” he said in an interview on the Russia 24 TV channel.
The Minister emphasized that if the need arises to transfer the school to the online format, such a decision will be made by the headquarters of a particular region. Kravtsov also noted that a school or class may be partially closed to ensure the health of students.
In addition, the head of the department urged not to deviate from the requirements of Rospotrebnadzor, since with their help the maximum protection of schoolchildren and teachers is ensured.
Earlier, on February 13, Kravtsov said that the situation with the spread of coronavirus infection in Russian schools is under control.
Since January 18, most schools in Russia have returned to full-time education. At the same time, on January 15, Kravtsov recalled that parents of schoolchildren can choose between full-time and distance learning.