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Ottawa, Mar 31 (Canadian-Media): The addition of today's 260 new cases of COVID19 pandemic in Ontario causing its total to increase to nearly 2000 it has been decided by Ontario that all schools would remain closed until May, media reports said.
Stephen Lecce. Image credit: Twitter
CBC Toronto had been told by a senior government official that elementary and high school students in Ontario will be out of class until at least May.
Schools were initially set to re-open on April 6, but due to the rapid surge of COVID-19 cases in Ontario, it was agreed by booth Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Education Minister Stephan Lecce that the closures would need to be prolonged.
An e-learning plan for the province's students during COVID-19 school closures is expected to be announced by Lecce.
The government is also considering online classes while school closures continue.
Publicly-assisted post-secondary institutions would hold online end-of-year exams.