LPR Commission announces early school holidays as COVID rates soar


The Emergency Sanitary and Anti-Epidemic Commission under the Lugansk People’s Republic government has announced early autumn holidays at schools and ordered other education centres to switch to online learning, the government press service reported.

“Due to the tense epidemiological situation caused by a rapid increase in COVID-19 rates, the Commission has announced early autumn school holidays from October 13 to October 22,” the press service said.

The LPR Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Culture, Sport and Youth Affairs, Interior Ministry, Agriculture and Food Ministry, Healthcare Ministry and heads of administrations of towns and districts were ordered to move universities, vocational colleges, supplementary education centers, culture clubs and sport schools back to teleworking.

The World Health Organization called the COVID-19 coronavirus infection a pandemic caused by a novel coronavirus. The first coronavirus infection cases were recorded in China in late 2019. The number of coronavirus contacts across the world has exceeded 237.3 million by now; of those, over 4.8 million people died, according to the WHO. The LPR confirmed 14,989 COVID-19 cases.

To prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection, the LPR authorities put the Republic on high alert and introduced lockdown measures. *i*s

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