İrem GÖL -TDO- Several European countries are declaring that they will start to relax the lockdown measures with Netherlands and France announcing that primary schools will be open next month and Spain setting out how students under the age of 14 will be allowed out of the home next week.
In France, the minister of education, Jean-Michel Blanquer said, no more than 15 students will be allowed in the class. Primary school students from the age of 5 to 11 will be the first to go back to school on 12 May, one day after the end of strict nationwide lockdown. Gradually all classes will be back at school with the plan of having them all back by 25 May.
The Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said the primary schools would go back to teaching in the first week of May. The ministry did not provide any information about the number of students allowed in the each class, as in France. Secondary schools are expected to reopen a month later if no sudden increase appens in the intervening period in primary schools. Denmark had reopened the primary schools last week and Norway on Monday.