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Unicef ​​defends that schools are open despite omicron

Unicef ​​defends that schools are open despite omicron

United Nations, (EFE) – Unicef defended this Thursday that governments around the world have to do everything possible to maintain the open schools.

This, despite the high number of covid-19 infections linked to the omicron variant of the virus.

The UN agency for children, since the beginning of the pandemic, has insisted on the importance of children being able to go to school in person.

He considered that this should be the priority also in the midst of the wave of omicron cases that many countries in the world are experiencing.

In a statement titled “There are no excuses, keep schools open, children cannot wait,” UNICEF executive director Henrietta Fore stressed that it is necessary to avoid “a catastrophe” in education.

To do this, Fore makes three major recommendations: keep schools open, immediately vaccinate teachers, and support student vaccinations.

But, without ever imposing it as a requirement to be in class.

He stressed, despite the “unprecedented challenges that the covid-19 pandemic is creating for education systems around the world”, it is necessary to do “everything possible to keep children in schools.”

According to Unicef, it is estimated that some 616 million children are currently affected by partial or total closures of their centers.

The UN agency calls for “decisive action to allow every child to return to school”, with special attention to marginalized groups.

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