August 3, 2020

Masks on as German children start new schoolyear under virus cloud

Rostock (Germany) (AFP) – Lunchbox, books, pencil case — masks? Thousands of children in northern Germany became the first in Europe to begin a new school year on Monday after months of curtailed hours over the coronavirus pandemic.The rest of the country was watching anxiously as 150,000 children returned to school in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany’s first state to restart full-time classes after the summer holidays, with infection numbers on the rise again.Education ministers of Germany’s 16 states had agreed for schools to reopen full-time after the summer break, after offering onl…


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