France not planning to extend Christmas holidays due to COVID -minister

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  • Jean-Michel Blanquer
    French politician and jurist

PARIS (Reuters) - French Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer said on BFM television that the government has no plans to extend the Christmas school holidays because of the rapid spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant.

Some European countries have brought Christmas holidays forward, and French conservative presidential candidate Valerie Pecresse has called for an extension of them in order to help ensure any infections caught over year-end holidays are discovered before children return to school.

(Reporting by Geert De Clercq; editing by Jason Neely)

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