Sweden prepares to close schools due to the coronavirus outbreak

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Sweden reports it will start closing schools. All high schools will start doing their classes online from tomorrow Wednesday.

“We will make sure that everyone completes their education. I think we are well prepared to do so, and there are already online platforms in place,” according to Helena Hedman Skoglund.

Other schools, except the high schools, stay open.

Sweden’s opinion up until now has been that a closing of the schools would not be necessary.

“There is no proof that children spread the infection,” said Karin Tegmark Wisell, a microbiologist at Sweden’s National Health Organisation. 

Sweden’s Prime Minister, Stefan Löwen confirms that more schools may close.

“We are prepared for this, of course, as prepared as we can be. This is not exactly a crisis that you expect to happen. But we have been working to prepare this for a while.”

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