September 15 2020 6:22pm

Coronavirus: School closures should be a ‘last resort,’ WHO official says

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Tuesday that “given the devastating consequences on children, youth and our societies as a whole,” school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic should be a “last resort.” He added they should also be temporary, and “only” applied in places with high levels of virus transmission, stating that “continuity of education should be guaranteed through distance learning.”

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