Boris Johnson said schools were the “last thing” the government wants to close as part of any local lockdown restrictions.
He said it was better for children’s health, mental well-being and educational prospects if “everyone” went back to school full-time in September, adding it was “our moral duty”.
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Speaking at St Joseph’s Primary School in east London, the prime minister said he was “very, very keen” for next year’s exams to go ahead.
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