Like many children in the U.S., more than 30 million kids in Mexico won’t be returning to school later this month in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus. However, unlike their U.S. counterparts, Mexican students won’t be taking classes online.
The Mexican government has struck a deal with one of the country’s largest networks to broadcast classes on TV, the country’s education secretary has revealed. “We wanted to return to in-person classes, but it is not possible, nor prudent,” Esteban Moctezuma BarragÃ¡n says, adding that schools are expected to reopen after the government feels the COVID-19 risk factor has fallen.
Mexico is currently home to 443,813 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to health officials. More than 48,000 residents have died because of the virus.