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With COVID-19 Disrupting Education for Over 1.6 Billion Students, Pandemic Recovery Must Prioritize Young People’s Needs, Secretary-General Tells World Youth Forum according to reliefweb.

There’s growing consensus globally that schools must stay open, making the U.S. somewhat of an outlier according to Fortune.

France

French schoolchildren will be allowed to do self-tests instead of a PCR test if one of their classmates tests positive for coronavirus, as a surge in Covid-19 infections has made the health protocol in the education sector too heavy, French Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Monday according to France24.

French schools “overwhelmed” by COVID-19 and contact tracing according to Reuters.

Canada

Ontario is nearly doubling the number of days retired teachers are allowed to work in the public school system in a bid to address staffing shortages according to Global News.

Singapore

Singapore calms parents’ fears over child vaccinations, says Pfizer-BioNTech’s mRNA Covid-19 jab will help defend against Omicron according to this Week in Asia.

Uganda

Uganda’s schools reopened to students on Monday, ending the world’s longest school disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic according to PBS News Hour

Ireland

The pandemic looks set to cast its shadow over schools and pupils for another year according to the Irish Times.

England

Nurseries in England have been forced to reduce their opening hours and even close entirely because of staff shortages after Covid-19 cases soared in early-years settings, with almost 3,700 reports in a single week according to the Guardian.

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