TWO hundred UK schools had been hit by coronavirus by Monday, just days after English schools reopened and only a few weeks after they opened their doors in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Outbreaks started at 140 early on Monday. This rose to 158 by mid-morning, and 183 by mid-afternoon. Now there are 201 outbreaks and rising almost too fast to keep track of.
Five schools in Liverpool have sent staff and pupils home to self-isolate as have schools in Bradford, Leeds, Lancashire, Manchester, Nottingham and Leicester.
This has caught out the government which is secretly preparing for a second wave to start in October, but has no plans for a second lockdown.
Instead the Tories will continue to try and drive people back to their workplace and use public transport – against the direct advice of public health experts.
Boris Johnson was warned about the dangers of these policies repeatedly. Sir Keir Starmer, Labour Leader, has supported the Tory government with barely any criticism. He even went further than the government and told parents they had a “duty” to send their children back to school.
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