By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF
Mexico’s Public Education Secretariat (SEP) announced Saturday, Oct. 9, that all students of basic education return to face-to-face classes in November, given the fact that very few covid-19 infections have been reported so far this school year.
Therefore, SEP Secretary Delfina Gómez said that all kindergarten, primary and secondary students will be required to return to in-person classes in November, as requested by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), who has consistently pushed for live classes.
“The goal is that, in the next month we will already be reaching the goal, which is to have 95 to 97 percent of the children attending in-person classes,” Gómez said.
Gómez said that it is “totally safe for students to return to classrooms, since teachers were vaccinated and thus contagions have been reduced.”
Notwithstanding, according to the Public Health Secretariat’s National System for the Protecting of Children and Adolescents (Sipinna), more that 70,000 Mexican minors have so far contracted covid-19, with at least 600 dying from the disease.