Minister: No need for facemasks in schools in September if situation stays stable

The minister of education, Robert Plaga, says if the coronavirus situation in the Czech Republic does not deteriorate, children should be able to return to school in September without facemasks, the news site iDnes.cz reported. He made the comments while handing out end-of-year marks to pupils at an elementary school in Prague’s Karlín district.

Mr. Plaga said that the country’s education system had handled the coronavirus situation wonderfully. During the summer Ministry of Education officials will prepare special instructions on how schoolchildren can prevent the spread of Covid-19, he said.

Author: Ian Willoughby