Coronavirus: Unions plead for school closure date

According to BBC, the five teaching unions have “implored” the first and deputy first minister to set a date for schools to close.

In a joint letter the unions said Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill should “act immediately.”

The Education Minister Peter Weir has said Northern Ireland’s schools should remain open for now.

Mr Weir added he would follow “expert clinical advice” in making any decision to close schools.

Two people have died from Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland and Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar has said the country would be dealing with the emergency for months to come.

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