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Bolivia ends the school year due to the coronavirus crisis

August 2, 2020

This Sunday, the Bolivian government announced the end of the school year, which was originally scheduled for December, since the coronavirus pandemic is expected to peak in the Latin American country within two or three months.

“We considered it expedient to close the school year and it will apply from Monday, August 3rd. Everyone will go to the next class and the public sector teachers will continue to collect their salaries,” said the minister the Presidency, Yerko Núñez. in a statement broadcast on state television.

Hence, “there are no virtual classes, there is no obligation, the school year is closed because the vast majority in rural areas have no internet, (then) there are no conditions,” said the minister.

Bolivia ends the school year due to the coronavirus crisisBolivia ends the school year due to the coronavirus crisis

The announcement from the eastern city of Santa Cruz, where President Jeanine Áñez and some of her ministers have been working since last Thursday, came a day before the protracted phase of protests against the postponement of the general election began. the country’s biggest political crisis until October 18.