The British authorities has determined to shut all main faculties in London for the subsequent two weeks to counter the fast unfold of a extra infectious variant of the COVID-19 virus, the capital’s mayor mentioned on Friday.
On Wednesday, the training minister, Gavin Williamson, outlined a plan to delay the reopening of secondary faculties, however open most main faculties for kids beneath 11 years previous on time subsequent week on the finish of Christmas break.
Solely within the hardest hit elements of the nation, which included some elements of the capital however not others, had been main faculties slated to close. However native authorities in a number of areas the place faculties had been on account of reopen complained.
“The Authorities have lastly seen sense and u-turned,” London Mayor Sadiq Khan mentioned on Twitter. “All main faculties throughout London can be handled the identical.
“That is the appropriate resolution – and I wish to thank training minister Nick Gibb for our constructive conversations over the previous two days.”