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Critical Global Covid 19 Infomation

India

The Union Education Minister took to Twitter to urge students who fall into the 15-18 age group to take the Covid-19 vaccine according to India Today.

The coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns have disrupted the education of millions of students in India, forcing many of them to drop out of school according to DW.

Israel

Israel recorded the highest number of daily coronavirus cases in four months on Monday, as expired measures in schools drive the education system into disorder according to Haaretz

UK

England

More Covid-related staff and pupil absences are expected this term as schools reopen following the Christmas break according to BBC News.

Face masks are to be worn in classrooms in England’s secondary schools to reduce the spread of the Omicron variant, the government has announced according to the BBC.

Scotland

A teachers’ union is calling for a delay in reopening schools after the Christmas holiday because of the rapid spread of Omicron according to the BBC.

Canada

The Ontario government has issued several new COVID-19 public health measures that includes moving schools online, closures and capacity limits for businesses as the province struggles to contain the spread of Omicron according to Global News.

New Brunswick students are preparing to move to online learning for at least two weeks, as COVID-19 cases continue to surge in the province according to Global News.

Uganda

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni on Friday announced plans to lift COVID-19 containment measures in January that had been in place since March 2020, including reopening schools, bars and nightclubs, citing rising vaccination rates according to Reuters.

Zambia

Zambia has rescheduled the reopening of schools due to a surge in COVID-19 cases, its education ministry said on Monday according to Xinhuanet.

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