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Class of 2020: Graduating in the time of coronavirus

For many of the millions of students graduating from high school in the US, this is not the celebration they had hoped for.

The coronavirus pandemic has taken a lot out of the graduation celebrations many high school seniors were dreaming of.

Not only that, but the knock-on economic effects may well mean that many students who had planned to attend university are now cancelling their plans.

Al Jazeera’s Alan Fisher reports from the US state of Virginia.