Dutch Covid experts: Shut all schools during second wave
Schoolchildren form a growing group of coronavirus infections in the Netherlands population. The Red Team, a group of independent experts, is therefore calling on the government to immediately close all schools, BNR reports.
A BNR analysis of RIVM figures showed that in the week of 5 to 11 October, about 8 percent of those who tested positive for the coronavirus were between the ages of 12 and 17. If 18-year-olds who tested positive are included, about a tenth of all positive cases in that week were of high school age.
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** This post was originally published on October 20, 2020 **