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Wednesday 25th March SPAIN has overtaken China now in number of deaths.  We are second in the world after Italy. The health system isn’t coping, doctors are having to make choices about who to save and who to let die according to their life expectancy. We are seeing pictures of overcrowded hospitals, of Covid-19 patients lying on hospital floors. This is scary. This evening Juan told me that if his dad caught the illness he wouldn’t be taken to hospital, he wouldn’... + read more
Mar
25
Tuesday 24th March. Second day of virtual schooling and we’re starting to understand it a little more about what this involves. A lot more self-discipline and motivation is needed than for normal school, both by students and teachers, and even Sofía, who never complains about studying, says it's difficult. Laura, who has trouble staying focused at the best of times, had to be guided back to studying several times. Poor little María was starting to get stressed... + read more
Mar
24
Monday 23rd March – Virtual schooling begins The first hour or two was a bit chaotic; Sofía, along with her entire class, was connected but the teacher thought she was alone, Laura decided to stay in bed an hour longer and skip the PE class, so she was online for the second period but just how “connected” she actually was I’m not so sure. And it wasn’t long before the Whatsapp started burning with messages of uninvited students appearing in classes,... + read more
Mar
24
Sunday 22nd March - one week in We have been on lockdown for just over a week now and things have been moving so quickly here this week, it feels like the situation changes by the hour.  This morning we understood that teachers could go into school tomorrow to prepare classes, families that had forgotten books could come and collect them, but by this evening we were informed of a new order that NOBODY could be in the schools, not even management. On English television and radio there... + read more

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