Yet Johnson still claims children rarely pass it on, in spite of ample scientific evidence to contrary
1,700 schools are now hit by coronavirus infections – an increase of five hundred on the end of last week. The mushrooming situation in England continues to be the main driver:
- England 1,178
- Scotland 147
- Northern Ireland 100
- Wales 275
Wales and Northern Ireland have now made their own figures public. England and Scotland continue to withhold them, but the numbers above have been compiled from NHS updates, school bulletins and local news reports.*
In spite of the rocketing figures, Boris Johnson today again insisted that children rarely transmit the virus – despite the advice of his own ‘SAGE’ scientists and ample studies showing they carry the same viral load as adults and can spread it rapidly both within schools and from them.
Schools, workplaces and indoor hospitality will remain open under Johnson’s risible new measures supposed to combat the exponential rise of infections, hospital admissions and deaths, even though they are known to be the engine room of the new wave of the pandemic.
*Figures compiled by @ToryFibs.
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