BUCHAREST – School to start in-class and online

Students in Romania will be attending classes for the start of the new school year as of 14 September unless the number of COVID-19 cases passes a certain threshold, in which case courses will be held online, Romanian authorities decided. In other cases, half of the students will attend class, while the rest will stay home and take courses remotely.

The decision to open schools is not easy, but necessary, Romanian President Klaus Iohannis told a news conference on Wednesday (9 September).

“There are just a few localities where courses will only be held online, while in others, schools will open in a ‘hybrid’ system, depending on epidemiological and logistical factors,” the president added. Iohannis also encouraged parents to send their children to school and explain to them that, for a while, school will be “different”. (Bogdan Neagu | EURACTIV.ro)

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