EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) –  Government officials in the State of Chihuahua announced Sunday that – through January of this year – schooling across Chihuahua will continue on a virtual basis for all levels due to high numbers of COVID-19 positive cases.

The return to in-person schooling was expected for Monday, January 24, but was changed until further notice, according to Chihuahua state officials.

The Chihuahuan government says they are trying to protect the health of the students. Mexico is currently marked as a “High” risk by the CDC’s information for traveling to Mexico.

Chihuahua Health Director Felipe Sandoval says that in the state of Chihuahua there are nineteen children between the ages of twelve to seventeen that are in the hospital infected by COVID-19.

In the last twenty-four hours, Juarez reports 506 new cases, 7 people have died.

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