New coronavirus outbreaks in schools have reached their highest level in 42 days, with fifty-five schools affected:
The news is unsurprising, as research in Germany and France confirmed the speed with which the virus can spread in a school setting – and that children with coronavirus are just as infectious as adults. It comes as even scientists on the government’s own ‘SAGE’ committee break ranks again to warn that Boris Johnson’s haste to lift the lockdown is too great, too early and will drive increased rates of infection.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock was recently forced to admit a link between the spike of infections that led to the renewed lockdown in Leicester and transmission in schools, yet Labour continues to adopt a stance of supporting the Tories’ back-to-school plans:
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