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What governments can do about the increase in family violence due to coronavirus

Family violence issues are likely to be exacerbated by the COVID-10 pandemic. Lockdown can especially affect women and children who may wish to escape an abusive relationship or receive support.
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Where the wild things are: how nature might respond as coronavirus keeps humans indoors

Wildlife is returning to our deserted cities. But will they stay once life returns to normal?
Secondary and post-secondary education systems will both need assessment and grading practices that reflect the realities of schooling in an emergency. (Shutterstock)

What will happen to school grades during the coronavirus pandemic?

In a social emergency due to COVID-19, schools are moving into uncharted territory where student assessment will need to flexibly and equitably adapt to changing circumstances.
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson in mid-March, before he tested positive for the coronavirus. Ray Tang/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

With Boris Johnson in intensive care, who runs the UK?

The United Kingdom does not have a written constitution or a specific plan for what to do if the prime minister is too ill to perform official duties.
The Mória refugee camp in Lesbos, Greece. Giulio Piscitelli

How Covid-19 breaks down solidarity with migrants

The health crisis is pushing governments to try to control the movement of people, but migrants continue to arrive in EU reception centres, which are currently experiencing a crisis of tragic proportions.

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