No back-to-classes just yet for many Manitoba students: government

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WINNIPEG — Many Manitoba students will have to stick with remote learning through to the end of the school year.

Schools in Winnipeg, Brandon and some other areas have been closed to in-class learning due to high COVID-19 case numbers in their respective regions.

The government had floated the idea of reopening classes there next week, but has decided remote learning must continue.

Education Minister Cliff Cullen says there will be an option for small groups of students to meet in class — up to six kids at a time.

The aim is to have end-of-year assessments done in person.

Dr. Jazz Atwal, deputy chief public health officer, says increasing vaccinations in Manitoba should make things better for the next school year.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 3, 2021.

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