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School classes resume on Monday

Sports and extracurricular activities suspended; unvaccinated students and staff will have to take weekly NATs.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:46 am

School classes will resume on Monday, the Education and Youth Development Bureau (DSEDJ) has announced. 

In-class teaching had been suspended following the detection of a Covid-19 Delta variant cluster at two medical observation quarantine hotels near the airport late last week. 

A bureau spokesman said that having listened to the opinions of the Health Bureau, “if there is no major change in the epidemic,” all primary and secondary schools will resume classes on 4 October.

Higher education in-class teaching will also start up again on Monday. However, the spokesman underlined that all sports and extracurricular activities will be suspended until further notice. 

Schools are required to strictly implement the guidelines on Covid-19 prevention issued by the DSEDJ and the Health Bureau, “and to thoroughly clean and disinfect the school environment before class resumption.”

The bureau urged students and teachers to get their Covid-19 vaccinations as soon as possible to help Macao achieve herd immunity.

The government announced earlier this week that students, teachers and other school and higher education staff who have not been inoculated against the novel coronavirus will have to undergo nucleic acid tests (NATs) once a week, The Macau Post Daily reported.

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:46 am

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