285,000 students returned to UNRWA schools and 277,000 to public schools. Students were not asked to wear masks or keep their distance, but teachers from the UN aid agency welcomed them with hand sanitizer.
The children and adolescents who returned to school will complete during the month of August the lessons they missed during the months of closure. To this end – the breaks were canceled, the length of the school days was shortened and the cafeterias were closed. Authorities expect a full-time return to school in September.