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Russia Prepares for Return to School Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Russian children go back to school on Sept. 1 — known as Day of Knowledge — despite coronavirus infections in the country rising by about 5,000 cases a day.

The Education Ministry and consumer protection watchdog Rospotrebnadzor have issued a set of guidelines aimed at minimising the spread the virus.

The new rules include regular temperature checks, social distancing and disinfection.

Take a look at our gallery preparations for the first day of term in the time of coronavirus.