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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson considers hotel quarantines as pressure to reopen schools grows

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the idea of quarantining people arriving into the country in hotels for 10 days as a Covid-19 measure is “definitely” being “looked at.”

We want to make sure that we protect our population, protect this country against reinfection from abroad. That idea of looking at hotels is certainly one thing we’re actively now working on,” Johnson said at a vaccination center in North London on Monda

The Prime Minister suggested that more must be done to protect people with the threat of new variants spreading from other countries saying we have “got to be able to keep that under control.”

As coronavirus infections and death rates soar across the country, schools in England have been closed to most pupils since a third national lockdown began on January 5, as well as large sections of 2020. Now pressure is building on the British government to reopen them.

On Monday, Johnson said people “mustn’t assume” that schools will be closed until Easter, following recent media reports, warning decisions are dependent on Covid-19 infection rates.

He said parents and teachers will be told of any decisions “as soon as we can” but the government is not yet able to give a timeframe for when pupils will return to classrooms.

We’re going to be looking at where we’ve got to on the 15th of February… we hope to have vaccinated about 15 million people across the whole of the UK… the real priority groups. We will be deciding before then, whether we can be getting schools back,” Johnson said.

Source: CNN

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