Parent’s Forum petitions education minister not to re-open schools in May


More than 80,000 people have petitioned the education minister, Robert Plaga, for schools not to reopen until next autumn.

According to the head of the Parent‘s Forum, Petr Chaluš, a growing number of parents do not like the idea of their children having to spend the entire school day wearing masks and do not trust small children to adhere to the many safety precautions.

There is concern that if schools re-open in mid-May, as planned, it will only worsen the coronavirus epidemic in the country, Chaluš said.