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Call for random virus tests on school kids

A renowned infectious diseases expert who previously championed shutting schools says they should open and children should not be feared as super-spreaders of COVID-19. Professor Nigel McMillan, director of the Infectious Diseases and Immunology Program at Griffith University, said he ...

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Students to attend NSW schools one day a week

“My job just got a whole lot more complicated.” That was one New South Wales teacher’s reaction to the announcement by premier Gladys Berejiklian that the state’s students will soon return to school for face-to-face teaching in a staggered fashion. ...

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PM, premiers still at odds over Term 2

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been saying it from the start of the COVID-19 crisis, and he’s saying it still: Australian students should attend school. That’s an opinion backed by Australia’s chief medical officer, Professor Brendan Murphy. But it’s not ...

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