The Government of the United Kingdom has announced that all schools in England will be shut down from Friday as a result of the recent coronavirus outbreak.
UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, made this known while speaking at the government’s daily press conference on Wednesday.
Johnson said this was a preventive measure taken to avoid the continuous spread of the virus.
According to him, the whole of London would not be on lockdown yet and people’s movement in public will not be restricted.
He said “Judging from where we are now, we must apply downward pressure on that upward curve by closing the schools.”
“So, I announce today that after schools are shut down from Friday afternoon, they will remain closed for the vast majority of pupils until further notice.