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Coronavirus: Nearly 300 Million Children Are Missing Class.

Coronavirus: Nearly 300 Million Children Are Missing Class.

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          Only a few weeks ago, China, where the outbreak began, was the only country to suspend classes. But the virus has spread so quickly that by Wednesday, 22 countries on three continents had announced school closures of varying degrees, leading the United Nations to warn that “the global scale and speed of the current educational disruption is unparalleled.” At the this time students in South Korea, Iran, Japan, France, Pakistan and elsewhere — some for only a few days, others for weeks on end.  Italy is suffering one of the deadliest outbreaks outside China, according to the officials on Wednesday said that they would extend school closures beyond the north, where the government has urge a lockdown on several towns, to the entire nation. All schools and universities will remai