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Growing data suggests schools are not hotspots for spreading Covid-19

Data gathered worldwide are increasingly suggesting that schools are not hot spots for coronavirus infections, according to an article in the leading science journal Nature.

The Nature article finds that despite fears, Covid-19 infections have not surged as a result of the reopening of schools and childcare centres.

It says the international evidence also shows that when outbreaks do occur, they mostly result in only a small number of people becoming infected.

This corresponds with HSE findings that in the relatively rare cases where transmission is believed to have occurred in a school setting, the average number of people infected is just three.


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