Many kids staying home even as schools stay open

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Although schools for younger students are still open during the coronavirus pandemic, many of them are staying home.

Swedish Television looked at several counties and municipalities hit hard by coronavirus infections and found that in many schools, the number of students and teachers dropped dramatically when the virus spread.

Some parents say they feel sending their kids to school and day care is too risky.

Health officials here however believe closing schools won't give much of an effect and point to how children don't appear to be at higher risk for COVID-19 than adults.

Listen to the report to hear more.