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School opening in England: Johnson praises “national effort”

Status: 07.03.2021 03:29 a.m.

This Monday, all schools in England will reopen their doors after a two-month lockdown. Prime Minister Johnson has praised the “national effort” that has made the move possible.

Prior to the reopening of schools in England, Prime Minister Boris Johnson paid tribute to the “national effort” in the fight against the corona pandemic. “Because of the determination of every person in this country, we can approach a feeling of normality. And it is right that the first step is to get our young people back into class,” said the British Prime Minister in a statement on Sunday .

This Monday, all schools in England will reopen their doors after a two-month lockdown. Education Secretary Gavin Williamson spoke of a “moment of joy for millions of people.”

Millions of quick tests are supposed to provide control

In the United Kingdom, health is a matter for each part of the country; in Scotland, for example, some students have been back in class for a week. In order to keep the situation under control, the government says it has sent almost 57 million rapid corona tests to schools and colleges.

In addition, families with school children should be able to take two tests per person every week. The test strategy is a central part of Johnson’s plan for an exit from the corona measures. The opening of schools is the first step.

The government is aiming for the end of all restrictions on June 21st. Another cornerstone of the strategy is the vaccination campaign. To date, around 21.5 million people across the country have received a first dose. The government plans to offer all adults a first vaccination by the end of July. Next up are the 56 to 59 year olds, as the national health service NHS announced.

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