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Will children become spreaders of the virus once schools reopen?

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Reports suggest children are less likely to get Covid-19 than adults, and when they do they generally have a less serious illness

Reports suggest children are less likely to get Covid-19 than adults, and when they do they generally have a less serious illness

Reports suggest children are less likely to get Covid-19 than adults, and when they do they generally have a less serious illness

The reopening of schools will put intense surveillance on the role of children in the Covid-19 ­pandemic.

The scientific advice is that they are less susceptible to the virus than adults and if they are infected the odds are very much against them falling ill.

But can they become drivers of the virus in a school, leaving adult teachers at risk? And what are the chances of them bringing the virus home and increasing its spread in the community?