November 19, 2020

New York school shutdown angers parents as gyms, bars stay open

New York (AFP) – New York’s public schools closed Thursday, sparking debate over whether the measure will help fend off a second coronavirus wave when classroom transmission is low and non-essential businesses remain open.While European countries have so far kept schools open, focusing instead on shutting down indoor dining, bars and gyms, America’s most populous city has taken the opposite approach.Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday the United States’s biggest public school system, which teaches 1.1 million students, would revert to remote learning Thursday “out an abundance of caution.”The …


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