About 40,000 preschools and primary schools in France reopened last week — representing a third of the country’s schoolchildren — after shutting their doors because of coronavirus restrictions.
French Education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer on Monday reported about 70 new coronavirus cases linked to schools that had reopened.
French media reported seven schools in northern France closed as a result.
Blanquer did not reveal the breakdown of patients. But he said those affected “likely” contracted the illness before schools reopened given the incubation period of the coronavirus.
The country this week is opening up certain junior high schools in areas less affected by the bug.
Over 140,000 coronavirus cases and 28,108 deaths from the disease have been reported in France.
With Post wires