Coronavirus: UK schools could be closed within two weeks, says London Mayor Sadiq Khan

Government advice on school closures could change before Easter, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has said, as coronavirus cases continue to spread in the capital, iNews is reporting.

Mr Khan, who attended Monday’s emergency Cobra committee meeting, expressed frustration that he had not been included in previous emergency planning meetings as the capital – where nearly nine million people – live is likely to be “affected in a different way” to the rest of the country.

The Mayor echoed the Prime Minister on Tuesday in saying that the city “appears to be a few weeks” ahead of the rest of the UK, saying that 23 deaths out of 55 had been in London, with a quarter of those testing positive for Covid-19 being in the capital.

“I think over the course of the next two weeks as we approach Easter, I wouldn’t be surprised if schools are advised to close.”

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  1. John Mountford

    Lets make it clear to ALL political leaders that we expect and need them to show leadership. NOT closing schools is an anomaly only the Three Wise Men at yesterday’s Downing Street briefing appear to understand. If adults are at risk in crowds, so are children and young people. Lets get real for a change here.

  2. Yes, keep the virus bearing (but almost entirely not ill) children home to spend as much time as possible cooped up with and killing off the more vulnerable older sections of the population. Good thinking. Obviously far better that medical staff should not be at work treating the sick as they will be at home childminding. Thank goodness you know better than the professional medical and scientific advisors.

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