In glimpse of life after lockdown, some countries begin to reopen schools
But wider issues on how schools fit into the infection curve are also getting a closer look.
A study published April 6 in the Lancet — and a separate paper by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development — suggest that school closures are less important than workplace closures in stemming the spread of the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease covid-19.
Still, few reopening decisions are more sensitive than when to send students back to class. The huge range of policies around the world — some schools shut for the academic year and others places moving to reopen — offer a preview into the contrasting speeds and priorities for the eventual rebound from life under the pandemic.
Denmark is case in point.
It reopened lower-level schools Wednesday, but some parents argued it was too soon and vowed to keep their children home. France, Germany and Australia are among countries making plans to reopen schools, some as early as this month.
[Source: Washington Post]