Boris Johnson has said the reopening of schools marks a “truly national effort” to beat coronavirus, as pupils prepare to return to classrooms across England. The first stage of the country’s lockdown easing begins on tomorrow, with indoor visits at care homes also part of the first lifting of restrictions. “The reopening of schools marks a truly national effort to beat this virus,” the prime minister said. “It is because of the determination of every person in this country that we can start moving closer to a sense of normality – and it is right that getting our young people back into the classroom is the first step.” Pupils in secondary schools across England are to receive three COVID-19 lateral-flow tests before using at-home kits twice a week. Advertisement Downing Street says nearly 57 million testing kits have been delivered to schools and colleges, and some have already begun testing students. Pupils at Dean Close School in Cheltenham spoke to Sky News while getting tested on Saturday. More from Covid-19 COVID-19: Al fresco boost for pubs and restaurants with councils told to slash planning red tape COVID-19: Teachers perform Take That’s Back For Good in parody video as they await… Read full this story
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