Africa Education 

In South Africa, some students moved in with teachers to keep up with lessons amid coronavirus lockdowns

South Africa has more coronavirus cases than any other country in Africa, with almost 640,000 reported. Students there started returning to school weeks ago, but it’s been a huge challenge, partly due to the deeply unequal society. During the country’s hard lockdown, online learning was impossible for thousands of children because of a lack of access to technology. So, for many students in South Africa, going back to school was the only solution. Access to resources may differ from school to school, but protocols are the same: temperature checks, masks,…

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Asia Covid19 

Rouhani urges Iranians to respect health protocols as coronavirus curbs ease

President Hassan Rouhani urged Iranians to respect health protocols to guard against the new coronavirus as “low-risk” economic activities resumed in most of the country on Saturday, state news agency IRNA reported.  So-called low-risk businesses will resume across the country from Saturday with the exception of the capital Tehran, where they will restart from April 18. Iran is the Middle Eastern country worst-affected by the highly infectious COVID-19 respiratory disease.  “Easing restrictions does not mean ignoring health protocols … social distancing and other health protocols should be respected seriously by…

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