Recent natural phenomena affect educational establishments in the country

MEXICO CITY.- The Secretary of Education, Delfina Gómez Álvarez, reported that the earthquake of September 7 and floods have left 528 schools affected in 11 states, although there could be more because in some communities the census is still being carried out.

Of the total of the schools, 455 are of basic education, 63 of upper secondary level and 10 of Higher level, in Mexico City, Edomex, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Michoacán, Morelos Oaxaca, Puebla, Tlaxcala and Veracruz.

Regarding schools affected by the earthquake, we have 11 states in 133 municipalities, the total number of schools affected is 528, “said the head of the SEP.

In some of the affected states, events occurred that violated people’s safety, including the Mexican municipality of EcatepecLast week’s storm left damage to at least 32 colonies and two deaths.

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The 7.1 magnitude earthquake of September 7 with an epicenter in Acapulco, Guerrero, the official explained that these figures are variable, since the State of Mexico, Guerrero and Veracruz continue with the census of affected properties.

Regarding the issue of back to school, Gómez Álvarez announced that two weeks after the face-to-face return began, 138,817 schools are open, 3,569 more than last week.

On the other hand, the Undersecretary of Health, Hugo López-Gatell commented that with the opening of the schools, the concern arose that this could “Put at risk or reactivate the epidemic”, but there is no evidence that this was happening.

It is not shown that there is an increase in cases in minors, the epidemic in minors has not rebounded. There is no indication that it is rebounding, less than 10% of cases that are registered are in minors and more than 95% of these cases that occur are mild cases, ”said López-Gatell, in a morning press conference of the in the National Palace.

Likewise, there is a record of more than 13 million students and 1 million 263 thousand 089 teachers on the campuses.

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