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From the outset, communities were concerned about the impact of SARS-CoV-2 on children. Roger Sedres/Gallo Images via Getty Images

COVID-19 in children: the South African experience and way forward

Schools are not driving the COVID-19 pandemic and can safely remain open provided people stick to the non-pharmaceutical interventions for COVID-19 prevention.
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We can’t close schools every time there’s a COVID outbreak. Our traffic light system shows what to do instead

We need a layered strategy — depending on the amount of community transmission – to ensure the response isn’t the same every time with each snap lockdown: to close schools. Here’s how to do it.
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Coronavirus: is it safe for kids to go back to school? And what about the new mutant strain?

Based on closely following outbreaks in schools and early learning centres across Australia throughout 2020, we have enough evidence to show how students can return to school safely.
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Behind Victoria’s decision to open primary schools to all students: report shows COVID transmission is rare

A new report shows out of 1 million students enrolled in all Victorian schools, only 337 may have acquired the virus through outbreaks at school.

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