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As the number of COVID-19 cases increases, Singapore’s primary schools move online

File photo: On March 8, 2021, a man was vaccinated at the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Vaccination Center in Singapore. REUTERS / Edgar Su

September 18, 2021

(Reuters)-Singapore’s primary schools will move to home-based learning for 10 days prior to major national exams, the Ministry of Education said Saturday. Year.

Elementary school students 1-5 will move to home study from September 27th to October 6th.

Six elementary school students will take a few days of study breaks starting September 25 to minimize the risk of transmission at school and reduce the number of students quarantined.

“The PSLE ​​(Elementary School Dropout Exam) written exam is approaching and we will take further steps to protect students who are not yet eligible for vaccination and to reassure parents and students,” said Chan Chun Sing. The phase says.

Due to the recent increase in cases after mitigation of some COVID-19 measures, Singapore has suspended further resumption. Over 80% of the population is vaccinated against COVID-19.

The country is considering vaccination of children under the age of 12 in early 2022.

(Report by Aradhana Aravindan of Singapore and Jahnavi Nidumolu of Bangalore, edited by Amy Caren Daniel and Richard Pullin)



As the number of COVID-19 cases increases, Singapore’s primary schools move online

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