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US pledges more Covid-19 schools tests to avert remote learning return

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Washington (AFP) – The United States announced an increase in Covid-19 tests for schools on Wednesday in a bid to keep students in the classroom, as a surge in infections threatens to bring back remote learning. Around four percent of US schools have already shut with the Omicron variant tearing across the country, infecting pupils and educators and forcing teachers’ unions to take a more cautious approach to curb transmission. The unions’ decision to prioritize teachers’ health has put them at loggerheads with local authorities, as families and experts remain torn about the wisdom of virtual …

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