Schools are trying to hang on until the end of term as winter bugs hit students and staff, NZ Herald reports. They’re battling Covid, influenza, RSV and tummy bugs, and it’s hoped the school holidays in a week’s time will act as a circuit breaker before the virus runs rampant. Rowandale Primary principal Karl Vasau says it’s an “endless struggle” trying to get kids back to school when illness keeps hitting the South Auckland community.

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