COVID-19

COVID-19: Countries around the world are reopening their schools. This is what it looks like

Frequent hand-washing, plastic partitions and socially distanced classrooms, are all part of the 'new normal' for the world's classrooms. Image: via REUTERS

Melissa Wiley

Visual features reporter, Business Insider

Share:

Our Impact
The Big Picture
Explore and monitor how COVID-19 is affecting economies, industries and global issues
Crowdsource Innovation
Get involved with our crowdsourced digital platform to deliver impact at scale

Stay up to date:

COVID-19

Students wearing face masks use hand sanitisers at an entrance to a school in Shanghai, China, as senior high school and senior middle school students in Shanghai return to campus following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, April 27, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS   ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. CHINA OUT. - RC2TCG9XS0LW
Students are slowly returning to school in China with hygiene measures put in place. Image: REUTERS
Pupils sit in desks with yellow dividers, set up as a measure against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Dajia Elementary school in Taipei, Taiwan March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Ann Wang - RC2YIF9PKWT4
In Taiwan, China, pupils have been sitting with plastic dividers, to stop the spread of germs. Image: REUTERS/Ann Wang - RC2YIF9PKWT4
Children attend the entrance ceremony of an elementary school, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Nagoya, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo April 6, 2020. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN. - RC2RYF9IDEED
In Japan, 40% of schools have reopened. Image: REUTERS
Parents with their children stand in a queue waiting to get inside Stengaard School following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak north of Copenhagen, Denemark, April 15, 2020. Ritzau Scanpix/Bo Amstrup/via REUTERS  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. DENMARK OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN DENMARK. - RC2Y4G9RKE0S
Students in Denmark are adhering to social distancing measures. Image: via REUTERS
Children stay in line at Vikasen school, as it reopens after few weeks, due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Trondheim, Norway April 27, 2020. NTB Scanpix/Gorm Kallestad  via REUTERS   ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NORWAY OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN NORWAY. - RC2XCG90F6GI
In Norway, schools are encouraged to divide classes into groups of no more than 15 students. Image: via REUTERS
Students of a vocational school for pharmacy technicians participate in class on the first school day after a five-week shutdown due to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Munich, Germany April 27, 2020. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert - RC2VCG93UW53
In Germany, Chancellor Merkel, advised that schools give priority to graduating students when reopening gradually. Image: REUTERS/Andreas Gebert - RC2VCG93UW53
Coronavirus has distributed over 1.3 billion learners' education. Image: Statista

Have you read?

Don't miss any update on this topic

Create a free account and access your personalized content collection with our latest publications and analyses.

License and Republishing

World Economic Forum articles may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License, and in accordance with our Terms of Use.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

Related topics:

COVID-19Education, Skills and Learning

Share:

Global Agenda

The Agenda Weekly

A weekly update of the most important issues driving the global agenda

Subscribe today

You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. For more details, review our privacy policy.

Here's how remote working patterns impact local service spending

Shivani Taneja, James Rockey , Jesse Matheson, Paul Mizen and Gianni De Freya

November 28, 2022

About Us
Events
Media
Partners & Members
Language Editions

Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

© 2022 World Economic Forum