A “moral duty” for children to return to school, says PM Boris Johnson

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said returning children to school was a “moral duty”.

He said he would rather close pubs, restaurants, and shops if another wave of coronavirus swept the country.

Mr Johnson said:

“Keeping our schools closed a moment longer than absolutely necessary is socially intolerable, economically unsustainable and morally indefensible.”

Meanwhile, it’s reported the daily update on Covid-19 deaths might be scrapped.

The way Public Health England has been calculating the numbers has been investigated.

It’s thought officials were “over-exaggerating” deaths.

The figures would be announced at the end of a week.

On the job front, more than 1,800 companies have told the Government of plans to cut 20 or more workers in June.

Labour is calling on the Government to halt a “jobs bonfire” by helping out industries and businesses still shut down by the pandemic.


About the Author

Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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