Argentina’s Supreme Court revokes presidential decree closing schools

Argentina's Supreme Court has revoked a decree by President Alberto Fernández to close Buenos Aires schools siding with the municipal government, which wants to keep students in classrooms.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Argentina's Supreme Court has revoked a decree by President Alberto Fernández to close Buenos Aires schools amid a surge in coronavirus cases, siding with the municipal government, which wants to keep students in classrooms.

Tuesday's verdict ruled that the April presidential decree was a violation of the city of Buenos Aires' legally guaranteed autonomy, which the Supreme Court said was the authority tasked with deciding whether or not schools should close.

Fernández had ordered schools in and around the capital to close temporarily amid a second intense wave of Covid-19 cases . . .

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