Spain: Government suspends classes and recommends remote working in Madrid, Vitoria and Labastida

Spanish Health Minister Salvador Illa, announced classes would be suspended in the entire community of Madrid, as well as in the cities of Vitoria and Labastida, in the north of the country, during a press conference. The measure will affect more than 1.5 million students. «In this case, in the Community of Madrid, the cities of Vitoria and Labastida will adopt measures to distance themselves... Еще from the educational environment. That is, the suspension of classes from zero years to university level,» said the Minister of Health. The suspension of classes is part of a series of measures announced by the authorities due to the increase in coronavirus cases: «We are moving from a scenario of containment to a scenario of reinforced containment, which therefore requires a set of additional measures,» said the minister. The health minister recommended that the Autonomous Community of Madrid and the cities of Labastida and Vitoria «adopt teleworking measures whenever possible, and also, whenever possible, adopt measures to make working hours and shift schedules more flexible, and staggered shifts to avoid, as far as possible, the concentration of people in one workplace.» Madrid has practically tripled the number of cases of coronavirus, from 202 to 577 confirmed patients, while the number of deaths has reached 16. Throughout Spain there are 1,200 patients with COVID-19 and 28 of them have died. Mandatory credit: Palacio de la Moncloa

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