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Afghan children back to school after five months at home

Only 20 percent of Afghans have access to the internet, so online learning was difficult for many.

Schools across Afghanistan have reopened after being closed for five months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

And in a country working to improve literacy, there is much to do.

Public sector schools have allowed only their older students for now, as they balance a need for education versus public health.

Al Jazeera’s Charlotte Bellis reports.