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Part of São Paulo schools will have back to face-to-face classes postponed



São Paulo – Part of the schools in the municipal system of São Paulo will have their return to face-to-face classes postponed due to the delay in renovations and the lack of cleaning staff. The information was confirmed to RBA by the Municipal Secretary of Education of São Paulo. However, with only three days to go until the scheduled start of classes, next Monday (15), the government of Mayor Bruno Covas (PSDB), has not yet informed which schools will have their classes back delayed. Teachers heard by the report said that part of the schools should keep the starting date. Others are due to open on the 22nd and the last part on March 1st. The resumption of online activities will be maintained on the 15th for all students.

Many schools are still undergoing renovations. Others had their cleaning contracts terminated and the Covas government did not complete the hiring processes on time. For the president of the Union of Education Professionals in Municipal Education (Sinpeem), Claudio Fonseca, The situation is a “confession” of the Covas government that teachers and other education workers have always been right in pointing out that there are no safe conditions for the back to face-to-face classes amid the covid-19 pandemic. And that there was no effective action by the Covas government to improve the health structure of schools.

“It is a complete confession that, in fact, we are right to point out that there are no sanitary conditions for resuming classes. They always tried to deny that, they said that they had done the renovations, that they had bought material. But in reality, we see that schools are unable. They are going to risk, exposing people to contamination, ”said Fonseca.


Teachers and other workers in the municipal education system are on strike against returning to face-to-face classes without safety conditions, due to extensive vaccination and pandemic control. And they denounce that schools are not fully adapted to operate under the conditions that the povemic of covid-19 requires.

Many rooms are poorly ventilated, there are few bathrooms and with malfunctions, teachers have not received enough personal protective equipment. In addition, the complementary structure for remote education, such as the distribution of tablets and the assembly of digital rooms, has not been completed by the city.

Today, the new coronavirus pandemic in São Paulo is out of control. On average, 10,000 new cases of covid-19 are recorded, 250 deaths and more than 1,400 hospitalizations every day.

Withdrawal from face-to-face classes

Meetings between the families of the students and the boards of daycare centers and preschools to organize the return to face-to-face classes accompanied by RBA were marked by the abandonment of fathers and mothers to send their children. For many, the situation presented makes it impossible to believe that there will be no contamination. Others pointed out that strict rules can become an extremely difficult experience for children in daycare (0 to 3 years old) and preschool (4 and 5 years old). In this phase, there will be no rotation of students and classes can have up to 35% of students.

According to the information received from the school coordinators, each child will have to stay in an “imaginary cubicle”, one square meter, in a part of the room, without being able to leave this space. One meter must be kept away from the other children and the teachers will have to prevent any attempt at contact between them. The rooms will not have toys available and each item picked up by a child must remain with him until the end of the activities, without being able to exchange.

No conditions

In addition to these restrictions, the schools’ outdoor parks will remain closed. If there is an outdoor area, the children will be able to go out eventually, but they will not be able to circulate in the space. The child who misses a school day for any reason will have to go seven days without attending school. Each child must bring at least four masks and extra shoes to change at the school entrance.

During the meetings, family members expressed the desire to give up sending their children back to face-to-face classes. “I wanted to trust, but I can’t afford it. Seeing this pandemic situation, as the children will stay at school, it is better to stay at home. I don’t think it will be a really beneficial condition, amid so many rules, so much fear, so much stress. I had registered my son to return, but I asked to remove his name ”, explained the sales supervisor Patrícia Moura, Felipe’s mother, 3 years old.

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Argentina extends border closure with Brazil




Opera Mundi – Argentina decided on Sunday (28) to extend the deadline for closing air and land borders with Brazil until March 12, extending the previous decree that determined that they should reopen as of this Monday (1st) ).

Argentine health authorities considered it necessary to maintain the blockade at the borders and a 50% reduction in flights between the two countries.

The country is also closed to foreigners from other neighboring countries and the United Kingdom. Only Argentineans or residents can enter.

According to the Minister of Health, Carla Vizzotti, the measure is taken “in a preventive manner until knowledge about the new Brazilian variant of the virus deepens”.

Brazil has been experiencing the worst moment of the covid-19 pandemic in recent weeks. The moving average of deaths in the last seven days broke a new record and reached 1,180. With 50,840 new diagnoses registered in one day, the number of cases in the country is already over 10.5 million.

Vaccination in Argentina

While seeing its neighbor in the worst scenario of the pandemic, Argentina is advancing in vaccination against covid-19. There are already more than 903 thousand doses applied.

This week, the Argentine laboratory Richmond announced a partnership with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) to start producing the Sputnik V vaccine nationwide.

On the night of last Friday (26), Argentina received 96 thousand doses of the Sinopharm vaccine against covid-19. According to the Minister of Health, these doses have already started to be distributed on Saturday.

* With Sputnik

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