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Children may have low transmission rates of coronavirus, but there are still risks to reopening schools

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As the coronavirus spread around the globe earlier this year, many countries closed their schools and nurseries to most children. Lockdown has rewritten almost every aspect of our lives, but for parents, one of the most striking changes is to be spending unprecedented amounts of time cheek by jowl with their offspring.

With older children, there may be battles over laptops, working space and wifi access, as well as the inevitable bugs of hastily devised online lessons. With younger ones, parents may …

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