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Covid-19: More schoolchildren in Bulgaria switch to distance learning

In two other district capitals – Yambol and Sliven, and in eight other municipalities, pupils from the fifth to the final year are following distance learning until the end of the week, the Bulgarian Ministry of Education announced on January 24.

The measure is also being taken for school students in the towns of Straldzha in Yambol district and Nova Zagora in Sliven district, although students in grades one to four will continue to attend in-person classes, it said. the Ministry.

In six municipalities of the Plovdiv district – Plovdiv, Kuklen, Karlovo, Rakovski, Rodopi and Sopot – pupils from first to fourth, seventh, 10and and 12and grades will continue in-person classes, while the rest will transition to remote learning. Schools in the municipalities of Gabrovo and Tryavna operate on a rotating basis, between in-person education and distance education.

The partial transition to distance education is due to the higher percentage of people in quarantine due to Covid-19 in the respective cities and municipalities, the Ministry of Education said.

Earlier, the ministry said students in grades five to 11and classes in the city of Sofia and the district of Burgas were remote from January 24 for one week, with the exception of the municipality of Ruen in Burgas. In Blagoevgrad, pupils from the fifth to the 12and the notes are remote.

The Ministry of Education said that as of January 24, a total of 4.3% of teachers and 2.99% of students in Bulgaria were in quarantine. Among the teachers, 5.18% are sick with Covid-19 while 3.5% of the students have tested positive.

School holidays start on January 28 and classes are due to resume on February 7, whether in person or online will depend on instructions from health authorities.

(Photo: Ministry of Education)

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