According to Daily Mail, more than 235,000 people are today calling on the government to close schools across the UK in amid coronavirus fears.
The petition, started by Sami Attout, urges Boris Johnson to shut down schools and colleges ‘in the coming weeks of as soon as possible’, to prevent the spread of Covid19.
As the virus is declared a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organisation, hundreds of thousands of worried parents are now demanding MPs step up measures to allow them to take their children out of school.
The petition states: ‘We would like the government to at least consider closing schools/colleges down in the coming weeks or as soon as possible, in addition to taking necessary actions to prevent further spread.
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