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Child health research institute calls for change with COVID-19 school shutdowns

Neil Mitchell
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There are calls for the Victorian government to show more “nuance” with school shut downs due to COVID-19.

Professor Fiona Russell, group leader at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, says the government needs to apply a more geographical approach.

She said regional schools should not have been shut down at all during Victoria’s latest COVID-19 outbreak.

“We really know that school closures harm children,” she told Neil Mitchell.

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