Although most schools remain closed for the rest of the 2019-20 school year in the United States, some countries have started reopening schools during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Students are returning to class — but things don’t look like they did before schools closed when the coronavirus began to spread around the world. Now, social distancing means students and teachers wear masks and sometimes plastic shields, and the kids sit farther apart than they did before.

Countries where students are returning to classrooms include Germany and Denmark in Europe, and China, South Korea and Vietnam in Asia.

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