Jean-Michel Blanquer, French Education Minister, said 22 schools were closed in France over rise cases of Covid-19.
There are currently 12 schools closed out of a total of over 60,000 in mainland France, which is a small figure.
Adding 10 schools in La Reunion (Island), that makes it 22, Blanquer told Europe 1 radio.
As more than 12 million pupils returned to school in France on Tuesday some parents and teachers’ unions have voiced concern at plans for reopening classrooms as the spread of the virus gathers renewed pace.
New Zealand records first COVID-19 death in over three months
New cases in New Zealand and recorded its first coronavirus death in more than three months when a man in his 50s succumbed to the virus.
Health officials explained that a man was part of a second wave cluster of infections that emerged in Auckland last month ending a spell of 102 days free of community transmission in the South Pacific nation.
The death at Auckland’s Middlemore Hospital on Friday afternoon takes New Zealand’s death toll from the virus to 23, with the most recent death on May 24.