"Due to the coronavirus confirmation, 20 schools in Georgia have moved to distance learning," the Ministry of Education reports.
According to the Deputy Minister of Education Eka Dgebuadze, the infection facts were observed among students and teachers.
According to her, separate classes of 55 schools have also moved to distance learning.
"The system manages these processes, and access to education is guaranteed for each student. In public schools of 4 cities (Tbilisi, Zugdidi, Rustavi, and Kutaisi), where education has been resumed in classrooms in grades 1-6 from October 1 are 132 422 students. Due to the coronavirus cases, a total of 20 schools in these cities switched to full-time distance learning, as well as 55 separate classes. In terms of school safety, to prevent coronavirus, the Ministry has provided public schools with masks, contactless thermometers, disinfecting liquids, and barriers for the new school year," Dgebuadze said.
According to her, out of 130 000 students in grades 1-6, up to 10 000 students have expressed a desire for distance learning.