Elementary Schoolkids Start School Next Week High School Seniors Resume Classes Seoul Offers Guidelines for Reopening of Schools High Schools Brace for Return of Seniors Few Parents Happy with Online Class Content Schools to Start Reopening as Planned Next Week Elementary Schoolkids Can Stay Home Even When Schools Reopen Schools to Stay Closed for Another Week Parents Nervous After Fresh Surge in Coronavirus Infections Schools to Reopen Next Week But Concerns Remain Online Classes Bedeviled by Technical Glitches Parent Fear Online Classes Could Fuel Screen Addiction Lessons for Younger Elementary Kids to Be Broadcast on TV Over 80,000 Seoul Schoolkids Lack Computers for Online Study Schools to Open Online Starting April 9 Schools to Teach Online Amid Delayed Opening Gatecrashers Take Advantage of Universities' Online Lectures Schools Asked to Consider Online Classes Amid Drawn-out Epidemic Schools Ordered to Close for Another 2 … [Read more...] about Concerns Grow as More Students Return to School
"By opening schools to more pupils in this limited way we are taking a deliberate cautious step," he told reporters, noting that the government "wants to start getting our children back into the classroom in a way that is as manageable and as safe as possible." … [Read more...] about UK COVID-19 deaths rise to 36,793 as another 118 patients die
TOKYO: Japan's state of emergency is set to end with new cases of the coronavirus dwindling to mere dozens. It got there despite largely ignoring the default playbook. No restrictions were placed on residents' movements, and businesses from restaurants to hairdressers stayed open. No high-tech apps that tracked people's movements were deployed. The country doesn't have a center for disease control. And even as nations were exhorted to "test, test, test," Japan has tested just 0.2% of its population — one of the lowest rates among developed countries. Yet the curve has been flattened, with deaths well below 1,000, by far the fewest among the Group of Seven developed nations. In Tokyo, its dense center, cases have dropped to single digits on most days. While the possibility of a more severe second wave of infection is ever-present, Japan has entered and is set to leave its emergency in just weeks, with the status lifted already for most of the country and Tokyo and the remaining … [Read more...] about Did Japan just beat the coronavirus without lockdowns or mass testing?
Students need to give a missed call to 92666 17888 following which an automated call would be placed back to their mobile phones and the “Take it Eazy” story of the day will be played. Since not every student will have access to a smartphone, the School education department has chosen phone calls as the medium to reach out to them. … [Read more...] about ‘Take it Eazy’ for students feeling stressed
By Uma Shashikant As we switch from fear to a gradual state of restart, the questions about family finances after Covid-19 are stark. The going is too tough for some families, and easy for the fortunate. But the recast view of income, spending, saving and investing is tough to miss. Those four pillars of household finance have changed drastically. Risks to income are the most significant. The migrants struggling to get home have lost their livelihood. It is unclear if they will find work in their villages; it is unknown if there are better times ahead when they will comfortably travel back to cities for jobs. Millions of livelihoods have been wiped out by one pandemic. Our gross insensitivity to the shame of displacing millions without work, food and water, and letting them walk thousands of miles, is a black mark we cannot erase from our collective conscience. The next rung of wage earners who have made the cities their home are still around, but do not have jobs. Many employers … [Read more...] about New rules of personal finance: How COVID has changed income, spending, saving, investing