close schools and universities in Australia

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Schools and universities are breeding grounds for infections. Any infection in an unsuspected person (teacher or student) will spread rapidly in that environment and then in the whole community. The government has banned all social gatherings of more than 500 people from Monday 16th March 2020. Why would school/universities be any different? Places like Japan and Singapore have been able to slow down the infection rate by simple measures like closures of public gatherings, social isolation and vigorous testing. If we don't learn from this then we will end up in a crisis situation like Italy and Iran. So please sign this petition as an appeal to close the schools and universities to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in Australia