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  • World - Europe
  • Updated: Sep 14, 2020

5.6 Million Italian Students Return To School

5.6 Million Italian Students Return To School

Italian school students return to school on Monday after six months of shuttering educational institutions over the coronavirus pandemic.

Some schools in some parts of the country had resumed activities earlier than some. However, on Monday, some 5.6 of the 8 million students resumed classes.

Italy was the epicentre of the coronavirus, recording 35,500 fatalities and a total of 280,000 cases.

Italy's Premier, Giuseppe Conte said on Facebook, “There will be difficulties and inconveniences, especially in the beginning."

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Extending appreciation to teachers for their "extraordinary effort in the months of confinement to continue lessons and distant learning”.

“We are grateful to you.

“You have to do your part. You have to commit yourselves to the rules of caution that will allow you to protect your health and the health of the people you love.”

Officials say that there will be immediate isolation of people "in close contact" with any student or teacher who tests positive for the virus and would only allow them to return to school after two negative results are produced.  

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