thenews.com.pk 18 Sep, 2020 02:00 am

New York City delays return to school again

New York City delays return to school again
NEW YORK: New York City postponed again on Thursday the return of in-classroom teaching for a large number of pupils, highlighting the difficulty of getting children back to school amid anxiety...

World September 18, 2020 NEW YORK: New York City postponed again on Thursday the return of in-classroom teaching for a large number of pupils, highlighting the difficulty of getting children back to school amid anxiety among teachers about coronavirus.New York City is the largest school district in the United States with 1.It is the only major city in the United States to commit to offering in-person classes this fall.De Blasio said the decision was taken after two teaching unions told him they had "real concerns" about elements that need to be addressed to return "safely.

In the US -- the country worst hit by the pandemic in absolute terms, with more than 197,000 deaths and more than six million documented infections -- the issue of reopening schools was politicized ahead of the November elections.Residents will be banned from socialising in homes or gardens with people from outside their household, while food and drink venues will be restricted to table service only.

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