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Luxembourg's Ministry of National Education, Children and Youth announced on Wednesday that schools and childcare facilities would remain closed until 19 April 2020.

Faced with the growing number of coronavirus infections in Luxembourg and following a reassessment of the situation by the Health Directorate, the government has decided to extend the period of suspension of school and educational activities until 19 April 2020 inclusive. This decision concerns all public and private schools and training establishments as well as childcare facilities.

The resumption of activities, initially scheduled for 30 March, has thus been postponed to 20 April 2020, i.e. the Monday after the Easter holidays.

The Health Directorate will continue to reassess the situation and this date may be adapted according to the evolution of the situation.

At this stage, the calendar for the coming weeks is adapted as follows:

- For childcare facilities, activities are suspended until 19 April 2020 inclusive. These facilities will remain closed during the Easter holidays;

For primary and secondary education, activities are suspended until 3 April 2020 inclusive, i.e. the day before the Easter holidays. Students will continue distance learning until 3 April.

As announced on 12 March 2020, the end of the current school term has been postponed to 30 April 2020, two weeks after the end of the Easter holidays.

In terms of assignments and tests, primary school class tests for cycle 4.2, planned for the week of 16 March have been postponed to the week of 20 April 2020. Similarly, class tests planned for the week of 23 March have been postponed to the week of 27 April 2020. Parent-teacher interviews scheduled for the end of the second quarter may exceptionally take place until 8 May inclusive.

In addition, secondary school class assignments originally scheduled for the week of 16 March will take place the week of 20 April, while those scheduled for the week of 23 March will be carried over to the week of 27 April 2020.