The European Schools of Brussels will be suspended for two weeks starting next week in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus, according to a statement issued by Micheline Sciberras, director of the European School of Brussels III.
“Following a number of days of intensive consultation with the European Commission and the Office of the Secretary General, the directors of the European Schools have decided to suspend the obligatory regular attendance of pupils and suspend lessons in situ in all European Schools, starting from next Monday March 16 and up to March 29,” Sciberras wrote.
“This decision has not been taken lightly and been a consultative one, in order to assure that all the necessary considerations have been examined. This communication is issued in advance, so that schools and families can make use of the time up to the suspension to organize, as much as possible an orderly closure.”
Earlier this week, the European School of Brussels III was closed after a parent tested positive for coronavirus.
According to Belgian daily Le Soir, there were 85 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Brussels on Thursday.