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UK closes schools amid epidemic coronavirus outbreak

Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

19th Mar, 2020. 12:53 am
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UK closes schools amid coronavirus

Britain announced Wednesday it would be closing schools in the coming days to stem the spread of coronavirus, as the death toll topped 100 and Londoners braced for tougher measures to tackle the epidemic outbreak of coronavirus.

According to the details, Prime Minister Boris Johnson had held off following the lead of other European countries in shutting schools, because of the impact it would have on the workforce.

The sources of Arab News, But as the outbreak spreads and the death toll reached 104, up from 71 in a day, PM said schools would be closed indefinitely later this week.

WHO sees outbreak of new coronavirus as pandemic

Earlier on March 11, The World Health Organization sees the outbreak of the new coronavirus as a pandemic, Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday.

He told a news conference, “We are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity and by the alarming levels of inaction. We have therefore made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic.”


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