UK schools to close from Friday to halt spread of coronavirus

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson participating in a workshop with children from the Richard Avenue Primary School. (File photo: AP)

All schools in Britain are to close from Friday “until further notice” as part of new measures to tackle the spread of coronavirus, education minister Gavin Williamson announced on Wednesday.

“After schools shut their gates on Friday afternoon, they will remain closed until further notice,” he told parliament.


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