Voice of America
Voice of America 1 Sep 2020

As Infections Rise Again, Spain Prepares to Reopen Schools

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Spaniards face dilemma, hoping low infection rates among children will mean no significant new spread #COVIDSpainSchools


With nearly 600,000 COVID-19 cases reported on Tuesday, Spain again leads western Europe in the number of infections.  Yet the country reopened schools last week with strict protocols in place - measures that officials hope will minimize the coronavirus spread, but parents fear will inevitably happen.  Alfonso Beato has details from Barcelona in this report narrated by VOA's Jonathan Spier.

Camera: Alfonso Beato  
Produced by:   Marcus Harton
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