Minister of Education Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly says that virtual classes will continue when the new school term starts on September 6th. This is while her Ministry and the Government looks at how many students received their vaccine.

Speaking at the commissioning of the San Juan Government Primary School, Minister Gadsby-Dolly said, “We will look closely at the vaccination program over the next few days as we determine who can be brought back physically, but our students should start school virtually come September 6th.”

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Dr Kieth Rowley continued to urge parents to be responsible and get their children vaccinated. “We have not advertised an opening date for school face to face at this time but we are doing everything possible to put us in a position to have children at least Forms 4,5 and 6 come back to school as they used to, and hopefully in time and managing infection levels we should be able to bring back other students until we can get to the most junior ones.

Dr Rowley said now that the US Food and Drug Administration has granted full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine for people 16 years and older, he is wondering if this new information will now change people’s minds.

Reporter: Akash Samaroo