The Minister Delegate in charge of Relations with Parliament, Government Spokesman Mustapha Baitas, said Thursday in Rabat that classes will resume next Monday, thus denying rumors about an alleged extension of school holidays due to the epidemic situation prevailing in the country.
“All the students will return to their classes next Monday and there will be no extension of the school holidays”, he assured during a press briefing held at the end of the Council of government, chaired by the Head of government Aziz Akhannouch.
He added that the Ministry of National Education will work to strengthen the preventive measures applied in schools, noting that the interaction with the evolution of the epidemiological situation inside schools will be done locally. , through the coordination of school officials with officials from the Ministry of National Education at the regional level, as well as provincial authorities, in accordance with the provisions of the decree-law regulating health emergencies.
He also stressed that the efforts made by the Kingdom have enabled him to avoid an epidemic setback that would have affected the economic sector.
“We have seen an increase in cases of COVID-19 infection in the last period, despite preventive measures and major vaccination efforts,” he warned, adding that “he was scientifically proven that if we had not taken these measures, the situation would have been different ”, both in terms of human losses and economically.
He added that the decisions taken by the Executive Power, on the basis of the recommendations of the scientific committee, have contributed to the preservation of economic gains, while avoiding resorting to the harsh decisions currently applied by certain countries of the European neighborhood, such as full closure and quarantine.
The closure measures depend on the improvement of the epidemiological situation prevailing in the neighborhood, he noted, adding that the government would move towards relaxing the measures if the situation improves.