Going it alone: Schools, teachers, families struggle with second COVID-19 wave

One week after schools started in October, Nour*, who is a teacher at a public secondary school in Cairo, felt severe COVID-19 symptoms. She did the necessary tests, and the doctor informed her that there was a high chance she had contracted the coronavirus. Nour informed her school administration, which in turn told Nour to take some time off at her own expense, without offering to administer a PCR test for her to confirm the suspected diagnosis. Nour stayed at home for two weeks until she got better, then she resumed her work. 

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