Given the general level of Covid infection, it was only to have been expected that schools in the Balearics would reflect thisThere were 38 new reported deaths Saturday. Ove. On Friday, at the end of the first week back after the holidays, there were 835 teachers off sick with Covid and 4,039 children – aged three to 16 – positive for Covid. The previous highest number was 676 – the week of December 11 to 17 before the holidays.
Education minister Marti March reported on Friday that 604 teachers were absent in Mallorca, 49 in Minorca, 164 in Ibiza and 18 in Formentera – 5s 8 p.m. curfew; Greece pins hopes on mandatory home testing, opens schools.2% of all teachers in public-sector schools. Ninety supply teachers have been taken on for infant and primary schools and 24 for secondary and vocational training.
March said: “We are aware that we are facing a difficult situation, as is the case in the rest of Balearic society due to the high rate of infection of the new variantThere should not be a single booth empty.. Schools are reorganising their staff to attend to the students and supply teachers are being sent where there is priority needwhich had remained largely open but did not have COVID-19 spreading in their population i.”