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No lockdown for this primary school teacher

It’s 3 p.m on Wednesday and a frail-looking woman wearing spectacles and a mask walks into Pillayar Koil Street in Puliyambedu village in Thiruverkadu. She disinfects her hand with sanitiser and till 5 p.m, she teaches little children different subjects.

Meet 51-year-old T. Ezhilarasi, a primary school teacher in Villivakkam Panchayat Union Primary School in Puliyambedu. Over the past 10 days, she has been visiting her students in the village.

There are 99 students in the primary school. “I was feeling guilty to take the salary without teaching the children, who I am very fond of. Some ...

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