Closing schools better than under-reacting to coronavirus COVID-19: Hunter professor

Helen Gregory
By Helen Gregory
Updated March 17 2020 - 8:51pm, first published 6:30pm
Concern: Professor Nick Talley said COVID-19 occurs and transmits well in children, who were vectors in similar outbreaks. Picture: Marina Neil

HUNTER schools should suspend face-to-face lessons to reduce the risk of students spreading COVID-19, according to Laureate Professor Nick Talley AC, who also said the government needed to have strategies for families unable to take time off work.

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Helen Gregory

Helen Gregory

Journalist

Helen Gregory joined the Newcastle Herald in 2010. She is the masthead’s education reporter and has written for the H2 and Weekender sections, as well as across a range of issues. Helen is a Walkley Award winning journalist and was also part of the Newcastle Herald team that won the United Nations World Environment Day Media Award for Environmental Reporting in 2015.

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