August 7, 2020

US schools reopen in virus hotspots

Washington (AFP) – Undeterred by the coronavirus, schools in several US states have reopened for in-person classes — but some have already been hit by large quarantines of students and staff following fresh outbreaks.In Mississippi — the state with the country’s highest positivity rate at 22 percent of everyone tested, sick or otherwise — the Corinth School District has so far seen eight confirmed cases across several schools, according to officials.As a result, over 100 people who came into close contact with them have been asked to quarantine, swiftly disrupting local authorities’ plans f…


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