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European countries were caught off guard not only in combating the spread of coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic, but also introducing distance education in the wake of locked schools.

The pandemic is not only affecting health and economic sectors but also education all over the world. After the outbreak of pandemic in China, Europe became the epicenter of the diseases, before it attained more dangerous proportions in the U.S.

Because of lockdown and social distancing policy, European countries are adopting distance education and digital schooling to keep students on the learning stream.

Although Sweden and Iceland have kept schools open,

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