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Source: Swiss Canton de Vaud – news in English

Press release

Published may 1, 2020

The president of the Council of State has opened the press briefing of may 1, citing the coming end of the step of semi-confinement. “The sacrifices that had to be made, with a slow economy, closing schools and many public institutions, have allowed to reduce drastically the number of new cases of coronavirus in our township “, welcomed Nuria Gorrite. The respect basic sanitation is therefore crucial if you don’t want to ruin the efforts already made, continued the president, in calling for the responsibility and solidarity of each and every one, at a time when it is necessary to learn new rules for living together, ” in an uncertain world “. The head of the Department of education, youth and culture is then returned to the modalities of reopening of the schools, the 11th of may. Cesla Amarelle said the timing of recovery of the secondary II, where distance education continues until 8 June. It has detailed the decisions taken by the Council of State concerning qualification procedures for apprentices (cancellation of written examinations for all the professions) and for the students of the gymnasia and schools of maturity. The case of the schools of general culture and maturities of specialized remains to be settled. After which the head of the Department of economy, innovation and sport, spoke further about the support to start up and scale up. The device of the canton will be adapted to the federal measure, has announced that Philippe Leuba, before detailing the procedure for granting support. In the presentation attached, there is the epidemiological data up to date.

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