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Disruption to education takes second place behind health of children

Katherine Donnelly


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A worker cleans a classroom desk of a school closed as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus in Sidon, Lebanon. Photo: REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

A worker cleans a classroom desk of a school closed as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus in Sidon, Lebanon. Photo: REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

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A worker cleans a classroom desk of a school closed as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus in Sidon, Lebanon. Photo: REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

The only thing on the minds of the staff and students in the school hit with a case of coronavirus, the wider education community and the population as whole, is the health and safety of all involved.

The disruption to the students' education takes second place and, even looking at it from that perspective, two weeks out of school is not the end of the world.

Of course, exam students will have specific concerns, particularly with the orals and practicals coming up, and education authorities will address any concerns that may arise.