ADVERTISEMENT

Romanian schools, unis will not reopen this school year, president says

Interview

Photo by LCV / Shutterstock.com

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis announced on April 27 that schools across the country will not reopen in the current school year, which ends on June 12, local media including Romania Journal and Romania-insider report. 

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis: Photo by LCV / Shutterstock.com

“It has been decided today that for most students, in this school year, kindergartens, schools and universities will not reopen,” Iohannis said in a televised statement after a meeting with Prime Minister Ludovic Orban and several other cabinet officials.

Iohannis did, however, say that pupils in graduating years may return to school, between June 2 and June 12, in order to prepare for the national exams, but under strict conditions of social distancing.

According to the president, social distancing could not have been respected if schools were more widely reopened now when the coronavirus epidemic has not yet passed. Students will continue distance learning until June 12.

Romania closed all schools and universities, as well as kindergartens across the country on March 11. Official data shows that Romania is the second most infected country when it comes to COVID 19 in the Central, Eastern and Southeastern European region.

According to Johns Hopkins University, as of yesterday evening (Tuesday, April 8), 11,616 infections had been reported, with 663 deaths. Only Poland has more cases at 12,218 infections and 596 deaths.

ADVERTISEMENT

Fiscal, monetary policy partnership needed to rein in CPI - ... Analysis

Fiscal, monetary policy partnership needed to rein in CPI - ...

Parl't votes to phase out savings coops integration framewor... Parliament

Parl't votes to phase out savings coops integration framewor...

Roche Szolgáltató appoints P&C business partner lead Appointments

Roche Szolgáltató appoints P&C business partner lead

FAO–Food Bank convoy delivers food to those in need City

FAO–Food Bank convoy delivers food to those in need

SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL

Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.