PRAGUE — The Czech Republic has been partly lifting the complete closure of schools, allowing the youngest school children to return.
Education Minister Robert Plaga says the schools reopen for the children from the 1st and 2nd grades of elementary schools, starting on Nov 18. Both teachers and students, must wear face masks. Also, the schools for children with disabilities will reopen.
All the other grades at elementary schools, high schools and universities will continue with remote teaching.
The day-to-day increase of new cases reached 9,016 on Tuesday, about 3,000 less than a week ago. The seven-day rolling average of daily new cases decreased from 120 cases per 100,000 people on Oct. 27 to 89 on Tuesday.