A secondary student takes part in her online class from her home in Melbourne. Photo: dpa

Coronavirus: Australian government urges schools to reopen, claiming children carry low risk of transmission

  • The daily rate of reported new infections has steadied in the low single digits, from about 25 per cent several weeks ago, for a total of about 6,500 infections, including 63 deaths
  • Australia has closed restaurants, bars and stores deemed ‘non-essential’ while using the threat of fines and even prison to stop public gatherings of more than two people
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A secondary student takes part in her online class from her home in Melbourne. Photo: dpa
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