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By KELIN DILLON

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) announced during his daily morning press conference on Thursday, July 15, that Mexico’s public schools will open nationwide for in-person learning at the end of August, following the country’s drawn-out battle with covid-19.

López Obrador claimed the new surge in coronavirus cases would have “no risk” for the resumption of classes since “the pandemic affects the elderly” and not children. However, the highly contagious Delta variant of covid-19 has been increasingly affecting Mexico’s minor population, leaving AMLO’s safety assurances ringing hollow.

In accordance with the schedule of the National Education System, schools on the private and public level nationwide will begin the school year on Aug. 30 and are expected to finish on July 28, 2022.

 

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