France Closes Two Paris Schools As Precaution After COVID-19 Cases



French authorities have closed two schools in Paris as a precautionary measure after the discovery of coronavirus cases but they have not been classed as potentially dangerous clusters, authorities said Wednesday.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

France, unlike some other European countries which have taken a much more cautious approach, on Monday resumed obligatory schooling for all pupils after the coronavirus shutdown.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Some schools had already been open at least partially for several weeks after the initial easing of the lockdown.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

But a school in the 12th district of Paris with 180 pupils has been closed until the end of the week after three cases were discovered, the local health authority told AFP.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

However the timescale of the infections spread over the start of June to Monday indicates that this is not a cluster, it added.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Another Paris school, in the 4th district and with 200 pupils, has been closed until July 7 after one case was discovered.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

However, the local authority said there were no other schools closed in Paris due to COVID-19 cases.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Life across France has now returned to a semblance of normality after the lockdown, albeit with many people still working from home and wearing masks on the street.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Officials are wary of a second wave but say there has been no evidence of this yet despite the relaxation measures.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

According to the latest figures published late Tuesday, 29,720 people in France have died from the virus with 161,267 positive cases registered.

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