According to Daily Mail, thousands of schoolchildren and students have decided to take matters into their own hands and stay home in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus.
School chiefs and teaching unions are to hold crisis talks with Education Secretary Gavin Williamson today as the pressure mounts for a month-long classroom closure to slow the spread of coronavirus.
An online petition demanding the Government close schools in the UK has so far received 580,155 signatures – with the number constantly rising.
British officials say crucial staff such as NHS workers would have to take time off work for childcare if schools were closed.
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