Dozens of schools close over coronavirus as pupils return from holidays

According to Mirror, dozens of schools across the UK have decided to take drastic action to protect against Covid-19 as the illness continues to spread across Europe amid fears of a global pandemic.

Some have closed while others have sent pupils home for fear they may have been exposed to coronavirus during ski trips to northern Italy. It comes as travellers returning to the UK from northern Italy were told they may need to self-isolate as part of measures to stop the spread of illness.

Public Health England has confirmed it is not advising that schools shut in an attempt to stem the spread of coronavirus.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said official advice has been changed to say people who have been to anywhere in Italy north of Pisa should self-isolate if they develop flu-like symptoms on their return to the UK.

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