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Venezuela to Resume Face-to-Face Classes Partially in March

  • A mother accompanies her children during a remote class, Caracas, Venezuela, 2020.

    A mother accompanies her children during a remote class, Caracas, Venezuela, 2020. | Photo: Twitter/ @juliomagdaleno

Published 15 February 2021

Students will return to schools during the weeks of epidemiological relaxation of the "7+7 method."

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro Sunday informed that his country will partially resume face-to-face classes as of March complying with "all necessary health measures to prevent contagion."


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"The return to the classroom will be carried out under a strict biosecurity protocol to preserve students' health," Maduro highlighted, adding that the vaccination campaign will kick off in the next few days.

In early February, he explained the need to combine remote and face-to-face classes in the coming two quarters of 2021. 

Millions of Venezuelan students will go back to school during the weeks of measures relaxation of the 7+7 method, which imposes one week of social isolation and another one of easing measures.

"We are controlling the pandemic. If we comply with health measures, we will reduce the risk of contagion," Maduro stressed, explaining that the first citizens to get the vaccine will be teachers, frontline health workers, and the elderly.

On Saturday, Venezuela received the first batch of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine. In the coming months, the country expects to receive ten million doses of this COVID-19 vaccine.

So far, Venezuela has reported 133,218 COVID-19 cases. Ninety-four percent of the people infected have recovered thanks to free treatment provided by the Bolivarian government.

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