Virus petition calling for Boris Johnson to close schools tops 420,000 as exam worries grow and major universities ban face-to-face teaching

Daily Mail is reporting that a petition calling for Boris Johnson to close schools has topped 420,000 as exam worries grow and universities ban face-to-face teaching due to the coronavirus threat.

The form, started by Sami Attout, urges Boris Johnson to shut down campuses ‘in the coming weeks or as soon as possible’, to prevent the spread of Covid19.

The PM has held off the drastic measure – which has been enforced across Europe – saying washing hands for 20 seconds remains the most important step.

The petition has garnered more than 420,000 signatures, surging past the 100,000 needed to secure a debate in Parliament.

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