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Johnson declares school reopening a “national priority” in September

August 9, 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated this Sunday that despite the recommendations of some experts asking him not to order the start of school, reopening schools in the country has become a “national priority” for next month’s school year amid the pandemic is still active.

“Keeping schools closed longer than is absolutely necessary is socially intolerable, economically unsustainable and morally unsustainable,” argued Johnson in an editorial for the Daily Mail.

“Now that we have the necessary knowledge, reopening schools is a moral obligation,” said the Prime Minister, referring to precisely the point that experts question most: the government’s inability to control the vectors of contagion to identify.

Johnson declares school reopening a “national priority” in SeptemberJohnson declares school reopening a “national priority” in September

The Prime Minister believes that prolonged shutdowns should be a last resort and that if he re-declares restrictions due to the emergence of new outbreaks, they should apply to businesses, not public services or the rest of the population’s sources near Downing Street told the Press Association in a notice collected by the DPA.

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