Almost 5,000 schools in Ukraine transferred to distance learning due to COVID-19

Almost 5,000 schools in Ukraine transferred to distance learning due to COVID-19

More than 4,800 schools in Ukraine have been transferred to distance learning due to a rise in coronavirus cases.

Deputy Education and Science Minister Andriy Vitrenko said this on the Pravo na Vladu (Right to Power) TV show, Ukrinform reports.

“As of April 8, 4,882 general secondary schools remained on distance learning, and 1,608 classes were self-isolating. There are about 15,000 schools in Ukraine, this means that pupils of 11,000 schools attend educational institutions,” Vitrenko said.

According to Vitrenko, the Education and Science Ministry hopes that most schools will reopen by the end of May, as this is not only a matter of education but also the socialization of children.

As of April 9, Ukraine recorded 19,676 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 1,823,674. In particular, 419 deaths, 11,221 recoveries and 4,936 hospitalizations were registered in Ukraine on April 8.


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