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The UK is preparing to return to school, although it has already exceeded 240,000 infections

May 16, 2020

The UK government has confirmed its intention to prepare for returning to school “next month” at the earliest this Saturday, although the latest record on Saturday shows that 468 more people across the country have died from the corona virus during the Country exceeds and the total number of 240,161 infections and 34,466 deaths since the epidemic declaration.

This death toll is reportedly higher than the 384 confirmed in the previous balance sheet. The number of new cases is 3,451, slightly less than the 3,500 infections of the previous estimate in this section.

At a press conference with the results, Secretary of Education Gavin Williamson announced that the UK government will ask some students to return to school next month.

The UK is preparing to return to school, although it has already exceeded 240,000 infections
The UK is preparing to return to school, although it has already exceeded 240,000 infections

This return is gradual and under strict security measures to create a “protective bubble around it”.

School staff can now be tested for the virus. As of June 1st, tests will be extended to schoolchildren and their families if any of them develop symptoms “in accordance with other European countries”.