Boris Johnson has stated the UK will not be closing all schools
The UK COVID-19 school closures were to potentially come into effect on Friday the 20th of March; just weeks before the traditional Easter break. But today the Prime Minister has said that the UK will not be closing all schools as of yet.
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Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says the decision was taken following a Cobra meeting this afternoon.
This news comes as it is reported that there has been 10 deaths as coronavirus cases in the UK reaches 590.
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Johnson also said that the worst is still weeks away.
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Sir Patrick Vallance said: “Currently we are on a trajectory that looks as though it is about four weeks or so behind Italy and some other countries in Europe.
More to come soon…