Schools & Universities In Lebanon Will Now Reopen

World Bank MENA

During a joint press conference with the Health Minister on Wednesday, January 5th, the Minister of Education Abbas Al Halabi announced that schools and other educational institutions and universities will reopen on January 10th.

Al Halabi said that the ministry will publish the numbers of Covid-19 in each school and education institution and distribute rapid tests to them.

“There is no choice but to teach on school campuses,” he said, adding that the return to school will be safe.

Health Minister Dr. Firass Abiad stated that the increase in Coronavirus cases reflects the rise of the Omicron due to the holidays and large gatherings that took place.

“We accepted the challenge and there is a return to school with precise and strict precautionary measures,” said Dr. Abiad.

This comes despite concerns over low vaccination rates among school students due to a general reluctance among parents to vaccinate their children.

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