Face-to-face classes will be suspended, starting today, Monday, at the Reguengos de Monsaraz secondary school, in the district of Évora, to avoid the risk of contagion of the covid-19 virus, said the mayor.
Speaking to the Lusa agency, the mayor of Reguengos de Monsaraz, José Calixto, indicated that the measure was decreed by the Public Health Authority, after being proposed by the Municipal Civil Protection Subcommittee on Public Health.
“We defend the closure of all classroom teaching activities” at the Escola Secundária Conde de Monsaraz, which “has students from neighboring municipalities”, to “reduce the risk” of contagion by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, he said.
According to the mayor, the municipality of Reguengos de Monsaraz has “a series” of cases of infection by the covid-19 virus that result from “intra-family situations”, but which are “controlled”.
However, “there is always an increased risk” and, therefore, the measure aims to “anticipate the risk so as not to [se] always running after the loss ”, stressed the Alentejo mayor.
According to the Chamber of Reguengos de Monsaraz, the suspension of face-to-face classes will take effect this week for all students at this school and for those in the 3rd cycle of the António Gião School.
The municipality indicated that the situation will be reassessed at the end of the week.