20 January 2021,   01:45
Thousands of students return as schools reopen in Germany

Thousands of children attended classes as northern Germany became the first region in Europe to reopen schools.

In Germany’s Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, wearing masks will be mandatory for students and people belonging to different age groups will be taught separately so that if one pupil gets infected, the whole school doesn"t need to close.

Students are required to masks every time and need to constantly wash their hands and avoid hugging.

However, as the infections are increasing in recent times in the country, with over 500 cases per day in recent weeks, reopening schools has raised concerns.

Officials, though, argue that students cannot afford to miss school anymore.