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The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) reported this Monday the protocols that will be followed in its facilities for the start of the new school year, next Monday, January 31. The Technical or Internal Council of each institution will determine the modality in which classes will be returned, either in person or remotely.

Through a bulletin, the ONE indicated that these measures are carried out in consideration of the epidemiological situation of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country; to progress in vaccination of the university population, as well as the communications issued periodically by the University since September 2021.

The highest house of studies suspended face-to-face classes at its facilities since March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In the text released this January 24, the University explained that the academic entities in which the face-to-face activities, and the Technical or Internal Council has so determined, may continue under this modality with the defined capacity.

The UNAM indicated that the activities carried out in person must be carried out under security criteria that avoid crowds and the excessive permanence of people in the enclosures. The university community that attends under this modality must use mandatory face mask in all closed or confined spaces and natural ventilation must be ensured in the spaces through doors and windows.

On the other hand, in cases where the technical or internal councils decide to continue the remote activities, due to the dispersion of Covid-19 infections or due to absenteeism due to illness or recovery, the cycle to start on January 31 may be carried out under this modality.

In turn, he reported that the administrative academic activities in entities and dependencies will continue to be carried out in person.

The UNAM indicated that in two weeks it will issue a new communication based on the analysis of the evolution of coronavirus infections and the recovered cases of the Omicron variant.

Mexico faces a fourth wave of Covid-19 infections. Until Sunday, the country accumulated 4 million 667,829 confirmed cases and 303,183 deaths from the disease.

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