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Ninth-graders return to school, care homes start admitting residents

Ljubljana, 25 May - Ninth-graders will return to primary schools on Monday and care homes will start admitting new residents as well as residents who returned home due to coronavirus, as part of a further easing of precautionary measures put in place to fight the coronavirus epidemic.

Designated seating is marked in classrooms as children up to third grade return to schools and kindergartens along with final-year students of secondary schools.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

A room in a nursing home in Črnomelj.
Photo: Rasto Božič/STA

The return to classrooms of final-year primary school students comes a week after students in grades one through three of primary school and final-year secondary school students started school again.

According to current plans, these are the only students who will finish the school year in classrooms, the rest will complete their obligations at home.

However, there have been indications that if everything goes well in epidemiological terms, all students might return at least for a part of June.

Care homes and social protection institutions will start admitting new residents after more than two months of operating under strict precautionary measures.

Care homes in particular have been in the spotlight during the epidemic, as several became hotspots of the outbreak. The vast majority of Covid-19 fatalities have been in care homes.

The readmission of new residents is the result of the successful tackling of the epidemic, but long waiting lines are another major factor, as thousands are on waiting lists for admission, the situation having gotten even worse during the epidemic.

© STA, 2020