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Luxembourg's Minister of Education, Children and Youth, Claude Meisch, confirmed at a press conference this morning that 60 students and seven teachers from schools across the country have tested positive for COVID-19 recently.

The Education Minister clarified that 30 pupils and four staff members from 20 different primary schools (as well as "maisons relais") had tested positive, whilst an additional 30 students and three teachers in thirteen secondary schools were known to have contracted the virus.

As a result of these developments, there are currently 27 classes in quarantine (fifteen primary school and twelve secondary school classes).

On Friday afternoon, MPs will participate in a public debate in the Chamber of Deputies on a petition introduced during the confinement period calling for schools to remain closed until September at the earliest. Whilst schools have since reopened, the petitioner, who already met with the Education Minister prior to the schools reopening, will present his / her case to the Chamber. The petition had quickly obtained the 4,500 signatures required in order to be debated.