The preliminary injunction signed on Wednesday (14) by Judge Marques Cury, from the 6th Civil Chamber, applies to private schools affiliated to the Union of Private Educational Establishments of the State of Paraná (Sinepe), which represents the majority of private institutions in Londrina.
Face-to-face classes in public schools remain suspended.
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In the document, the judge pointed out that Covid-19’s epidemiological curve is decreasing, both in Paraná and in Londrina. He also said that most sectors of the economy are already resuming face-to-face activities, including non-essential activities.
“Maintaining social isolation for students alone is causing serious damage to a significant portion of this school youth on a daily basis,” he said.
Based on these arguments, Cury authorized the resumption of classes, but “strictly following all the health and safety protocols written by the competent authorities”.
The decision also determines that the return should be optional, that is, it will be up to each family to assess the possibilities and needs, without prejudice to those students who, for some reason, are not comfortable returning to the school environment.
“It is certain that the reopening should be gradual, staggered, hybrid and under the welcoming bias. At this moment, it is a matter of prioritizing the pedagogical, social and psychological accompaniment of infants, without any contentious intention of ‘searching for lost time’ in the school year “, commented the judge.
The City of Londrina reported that it has not yet been officially notified of the decision.
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According to the bulletin published by the State Department of Health (Sesa), this Wednesday, Londrina has 11,954 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 260 deaths.
Paraná has 4,775 deaths from the disease and 193,564 confirmed cases. In total, 147,491 patients are considered recovered.
Londrina has 11,954 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 260 deaths – Photo: Disclosure / Londrina City Hall