Despite the call of the Ministry of Public Education (SEP), at least 12 entities in the country did not return to classes in person last Monday due to the threat of the Ómicron variant and the risks of contagion derived from the meetings during the holidays.
As reported by the local authorities of each town, in Chihuahua, Guanajuato, Nuevo León and Tamaulipas the return to face-to-face classes will be on January 10.
While, in Baja California, Baja California Sur, Hidalgo, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosí and Yucatán, students will be able to return in person until January 17.
Finally, Coahuila announced its return to classes until the weather permits and the State of Mexico maintains that the total return to face-to-face classes will be until February, while the classes will be hybrid, that is, virtually and face-to-face during January.
These entities of the country toured the beginning of face-to-face classes, due to the rebound in Covid-19 cases in the country and that is, in at least a dozen states, including those that suspended the return to classes, in addition to the City from Mexico, there have already been spikes in infections.
Until this Monday, January 3, the capital of the country had 12,947 active infections; followed by Baja California Sur (4,304); the State of Mexico (2,907); Quintana Roo (2,397); Guanajuato (2,304); Baja California (2,226); Nuevo Leon (1,970); Chihuahua (1,757).
As well as San Luis Potosí (1,665 active cases); Coahuila (1,399); Jalisco (1,396); Yucatan (1,262); Sonora (1,164); Aguascalientes (771); Zacatecas (768); Tamaulipas (695); Querétaro (672); Tabasco (656); Sinaloa (600) and Hidalgo (520).
Regarding the determinations of the states that did not return to face-to-face classes on January 3, as set by the School Calendar, Delfina Gómez Álvarez, secretary of Public Education, pointed out that, although the decisions of the educational and health authorities are respected locals, insisted on the importance of this return, with the aim of strengthening learning and socio-affective issues of girls, boys, adolescents and young people.
Therefore, he indicated that representatives of the SEP will supervise the resumption of face-to-face classes in various states
No alarm in CDMX
The head of Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, asserted that there is no alarm in the country’s capital due to the increase in Covid-19 infections, because they have not caused more hospitalizations.
Likewise, he ruled out that schools in CDMX are going to be closed. “At the moment we do not have that indicator. Tell people to be attentive to official information. Obviously we continue to take care of ourselves but there is no reason why schools should be closed, far from it, ”he remarked.