Many fear new virus variant could wreak havoc at schools

Teachers living in fear over Covid-19 second wave, survey finds

Teachers are sceptical about the government’s ability to resolve coronavirus-related issues before the reopening of schools. File photo.
Teachers are sceptical about the government’s ability to resolve coronavirus-related issues before the reopening of schools. File photo.
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Teachers fear returning to schools during the second wave of Covid-19 infections and are sceptical of the government’s ability to resolve coronavirus-related issues by February 15.

A national survey conducted by a professional learning community connecting teachers with their peers found many feared the new coronavirus variant could wreak havoc at schools.

A Zibuza.net survey, which put questions to 20,000 participants, found that more than 65% of respondents had contracted Covid-19 and 93% shared a fear of contracting the coronavirus.

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