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France Covid-19: Education minister criticized for announcing restrictions from Ibiza

“I regret the symbolism” of Ibiza, Jean-Michel Blanquer advised lawmakers on Tuesday.

However he did caveat his remorse. “In winter it’s not at all like in summer,” he advised French TV channel TF1 Tuesday, “I was just outside, in contact with the government.”

Blanquer introduced the measures in a phone interview with French newspaper Le Parisien, revealed on January 2, the journal’s editor stated on Twitter, though reporters didn’t know he was in Spain on the time.

The measures included elevated testing for school-age youngsters following a classmate testing optimistic, to keep away from closing lessons.

“There’s really a break between what Ibiza represents and what colleagues were living daily the day before this return to school,” Guislaine David, spokersperson for instructing union SNUipp-FSU advised French broadcaster Franceinfo Wednesday. French academics went on strike on January 13 over the brand new Covid-19 measures.

Speaking earlier than the National Assembly, Blanquer stated that his presence in Ibiza didn’t have an effect on his resolution about faculties’ Covid-19 protocols, or his skill to carry out his features as minister of schooling. Blanquer didn’t break French journey restrictions by holidaying in Spain.

France on Tuesday reported a document excessive of 464,769 new Covid-19 instances in a day, surpassing its earlier each day document registered final week by practically 100,000 instances, based on French well being ministry information. There have been 375 extra fatalities, bringing the nation’s demise toll to 128,629, based on Johns Hopkins University.

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