Schools face closure as teachers’ unions push for classrooms to be shut

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Teachers’ unions push for classrooms to be shut but government is concerned about setting precedent for other public servants who are in the frontline fight against the Covid-19 coronavirus
Teachers’ unions push for classrooms to be shut but government is concerned about setting precedent for other public servants who are in the frontline fight against the Covid-19 coronavirus

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City Press understands that government has so far been resisting the calls by unions and parent bodies to close schools, arguing that pupils were at less risk of being infected and that the recovery rate of younger people was high. However, there are concerns about the high rate of infection among teachers.

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