Chile resumes in-person classes after a year’s absence

The return to face-to-face classes will be gradual, consisting of a modality mixed with virtual classes. In addition, the process will be voluntary and flexible, with each family and parent deciding whether to send their children.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Chilean President Sebastian Piñera inaugurated the 2021 school year on Monday, after more than a year without in-person classes in the country, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

"The return to classes is a necessity, something fundamental. Of course we have to do it while protecting health, which is the first priority of all our government's plans," he said from a school in the Santiago Metropolitan Region.

The return to face-to-face classes will be gradual, consisting of a modality mixed with virtual classes. In addition, the process will be voluntary and flexible . . .

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