As English language schools were forced to close last Wednesday and with most of them switching to online teaching, parents of children who are learning in Malta feel that they are being “scammed”, one parent told The Malta Independent.
Last Wednesday, English language schools were forced to close their doors after a huge surge in Covid-19 cases during the past few days. The country went from 0 new cases per day as of 27 June to over 200 new cases a couple of weeks later.
Answering questions sent by The Malta Independent, the Health Ministry remarked that over 50% of the new cases were tourists, while as of Thursday, the cluster from English language schools stood at 251 cases.
Although hospitalisation numbers remain relatively low when compared to previous spikes in cases, thanks to the vaccine, the government still took the decision to force the English language schools to close to curb the spread of the virus.