New York City public schools to close over virus spread

New York (AFP) – New York’s public schools will close temporarily to combat a rise in coronavirus cases, its mayor announced Wednesday, dealing a blow to the city’s recovery.Bill de Blasio said the schools would shut from Thursday “out an abundance of caution” after the city recorded a seven-day average positivity rate of three percent. “We must fight back the second wave of COVID-19,” he wrote on Twitter.The three percent threshold had been agreed between the city government and teaching unions when New York’s schools began reopening in September. New York City is the largest school district …

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