The Education Ministry of Ukraine has made a decision to transfer students from the majority of higher educational institutions and schools from Monday, October 25, to holidays due to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) disease, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksiy Danilov said.
"The NSDC apparatus appealed to the Education Ministry. There it was decided that, starting from Monday [October 25], the overwhelming majority of all higher educational institutions go on vacation. We believe that schoolchildren are needed from Monday [...] they should also be sent on vacation, perhaps, with the exception of children who study there from grades one to four," Danilov said at a briefing following the NSDC meeting on Friday.
He said the relevant decision will be made by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the responsible agencies.