Bolivian government minister Arturo Murillo has categorically ruled out the possibility of returning to face-to-face courses in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic, although in the future he may be jailed for that decision after the Constitutional Chamber the day before. First, the Court of Justice of the Ministry of La Paz will lift the closure of the school year.
“We will not go to face-to-face classes again, even if we have to go to jail tomorrow,” Murillo said on Thursday, according to the ABI news agency. “We’re not going to do it because that would mean that our children would be infected, die or take the disease home and kill their grandparents, their parents,” he defended himself.
With that in mind, he has argued that both Interim President Jeanine Áñez and the rest of her cabinet privilege will not allow children to return to class and be exposed to COVID-19 even if they fall into “one hundred thousand exams”.
In an interview with Radio Uno, the minister asked the journalist whether “he would send his children to face-to-face courses”. “I prefer my son to stay home ignorant than to get infected,” he said. Although he has admitted that he has to leave the house himself to “give everything to help the country,” Murillo has made it clear that he will not allow his son to become infected so that he can bring the virus home and later can spread to their grandparents. “