Covid crisis compounds new school-term woes

03.07.2020 - 04:52

Shoppers shell out for uniforms for stricken mother forced to steal, write Post reporters

The first day of school on Wednesday was not a happy time for every child and parent, some of whom had to borrow, beg or even steal so they could send their offspring to class in a uniform like everyone else. This year, the Covid-19 pandemic delayed the opening of the new term by almost two months. But the outbreak also compounded the financial suffering of parents, several of whom lost their jobs from business closures or saw their incomes dwindle.

(Education, Thailand)

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