Latest news of the coronavirus, live | Education ensures that only 0.11% of educational centers are closed due to the pandemic

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The Minister of Education, Isabel Celaá, assured this Wednesday that only 32 educational centers, 0.11% of the total, are closed as a result of the pandemic in Spain. 98.6% of the classrooms, he said, function normally, and the third wave has caused fewer problems than the second in the school environment. The president of Andalusia, Juan Manuel Moreno, and the vice president of the Community of Madrid, Ignacio Aguado, have announced that the two regions will ask to extend the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine to age 65 this afternoon at the Interterritorial Health Council. In addition, Aguado has said that the regional government is considering modifying the curfew from the current 22.00 to 23.00. The Ministry of Health announced yesterday that it will give priority to essential workers under the age of 55 for vaccination with the AstraZeneca doses. In addition, the Public Health Committee of the National Health System establishes that those persons under 55 years of age who have overcome covid-19 and who have antibodies must wait six months to be vaccinated, since “reinfection is exceptional” in that period. The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has intoned this Wednesday the self-criticism in the European Parliament, where she recognized that the EU was “too optimistic” with the capacity of production of vaccines by pharmaceutical companies.

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