Italian schoolchildren return to lecture rooms in areas that had been worst-hit hotspots

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Millions of kids returned to lecture rooms throughout 14 Italian areas on Monday, greater than six months after colleges had been closed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The move raised issues about older lecturers, as Italy has the oldest instructing workforce within the European Union. More than half of main and secondary faculty lecturers are over the age of 50, and 17% are over 60, in accordance with a brand new report.

Almost 15,000 of greater than 35,500 coronavirus deaths in Italy had been amongst individuals between the age of 50 and 79.

On Monday, elementary college students waited in areas designated by pink tape to be referred to as to class. According to the security measures, lecturers and pupils over the age of 6 must put on face masks always. Staff and kids can have their temperature taken on arrival, whereas those that have been in shut contact with a scholar or instructor who assessments constructive for Covid-19 will probably be instantly quarantined.