Infectious diseases expert calls for Victorian schools to reopen as soon as possible

Categories: General news | Lesson 7


Recorded on On Mornings with Virginia Trioli, ABC Radio, Australia

Infectious diseases expert Professor Robert Booy has called for Victorian schools to resume face-to-face learning as soon as possible.

Speaking to Virginia Trioli on Mornings, Professor Booy said children are 40 per cent less likely to transmit COVID-19 than adults.

“The prevalence of COVID is lower in schools than the local community, so schools are not seeding the community,” he said. “They are not the source of our problems.”

Duration: 12min 52sec
Broadcast: Mon 26 Jul 2021, 8:30am