Government likely to close all schools tomorrow

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 21-01-2021 10:19:00 · 3 Comments

The Government will decide today, in the Council of Ministers, for the closure of all educational establishments, from basic education to universities, with effect from Friday, said the executive source.

"The information that the Government received on Wednesday, after meeting with epidemiologists, was considered very relevant and decisive for the decision, taking into account the growth of the British variant of the new coronavirus in Portugal", said the same source.

With this measure, the main goal of the Government, "is to isolate the entire school system", since, "with no classes, people are not forced to leave home

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Do people supporting this realise they are sacrificing their children's health, education, childhood and future ? For a State promise of a little safety ?

I am ashamed of society.

By Martha from Beiras on 21-01-2021 02:07

Once again the government ignored all medical advice and took great risks with people's lives by keeping schools (Petri dishes) open.
Now forced into a humiliating U turn.
This pandemic needs consensus,not politics,to be beaten.
Painful decisions in life are often not popular,but necessary.
The problem is by trying to be clever,the inevitable hit to the economy will simply be deeper and last longer,than if the tough decisions were made early.
It looks like 2021 will have no season again and will have to wait until 2022.

By James from Algarve on 21-01-2021 11:48

The main risk is high school and older students. Keep the little ones at school, they are not high risk!

By Joe Walker from Lisbon on 21-01-2021 11:01
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