A handful of coronavirus cases have been detected at high schools in Nicosia and Paphos, as the government is busy mulling over proposals for a further easing of measures that include the return of all educational levels to classrooms.
The head of the confederation of middle school parents Charalambos Dionysiou told Kathimerini Cyprus that around three or four coronavirus cases have so far been detected at schools that recently reopened their doors.
In view of a potential further relaxation of restrictions on education, Dionysiou said the return of all students to classrooms is not viewed negatively, but concerns remain over the risk of schools having to close their doors anew if coronavirus cases continue to spring up, a development that would particularly affect graduating classes.
The government is expected to announce further relaxations of current restriction measures on Thursday, with both experts and the education ministry positively eyeing the return of all educational levels to classrooms.
The new relaxations will come into effect on March 1, and are not expected to be sweeping as the government appears resolute to relax restrictions gradually and with caution.