The State Duma proposed to start the academic year on October 1
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The State Duma proposed to start the academic year on October 1

25 August , 12:17Society
State Duma deputy Vasily Vlasov proposed to postpone the start of the school year by a month, so as not to provoke a new outbreak of the coronavirus infection. He sent his proposal to the head of the Ministry of Education Sergey Kravtsov.

The parliamentarian indicated that about five thousand new cases of COVID-19 are detected in the country every day. He is confident that the additional month will allow "to postpone a sharp increase in the number of social contacts", thereby avoiding a new outbreak of the disease.

“Also, children and their parents will have more time to pass the necessary medical tests before the start of the school year, which will also allow not to create an explosive load on the medical infrastructure”, - RIA Novosti quotes Vlasov as saying.

Earlier, parents of first-graders were offered to give an extra day off so that they could accompany the child to the first school lesson. The idea of the head of the Institute of Progressive Education, Anna Marks, was supported by the head of the center for health-saving technologies "Radomir" Yuri Obolonsky.

Let's remind that long disputes were caused by the question of holding the lines on September 1. At first, Kravtsov said that the first day of this year would be held without rulers, then, in July, he announced that the events would still take place. Now it has been decided to hold lines for first graders and 11th grade pupils in some regions.

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