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By Dr Margaret Nakhid-Chatoor

No-one can deny that these are crucial times in the history of this country. The present threat to our health in the face of the COVID-19, and the implementation of various important measures and guidelines by the government, are necessary to flatten the rising curve of infected persons. One of these measures has been the closure of schools and the confinement of children and persons to their homes.

Recently, I had cause to visit several primary schools in the South and East to see the fantastic job that many teachers and principals have done, to inform the students of the risks of the virus and the management strategies that should be undertaken. The schools were cleaner than I had ever seen and some of the children wore their masks.

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