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UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson praises parents and teachers as schools reopen

Leah Sinclair
·1-min read
 (PA)
(PA)

Boris Johnson has led a press conference this evening after millions of pupils returned to school today in the first phase in the prime minister’s roadmap out of lockdown.

Many secondary schools will have a phased return during the week, allowing pupils to take Covid tests and face masks will be worn in classrooms, while most primary schools are expected to open for all pupils from Monday.

Two people from separate households will be able to meet outside for a picnic and care home visits will also resume as the Government’s stay at home order is relaxed slightly.

Meanwhile, NHS chiefs have warned that they will have to start cutting patient care unless chancellor Rishi Sunak finds £8 billion this week for extra Covid-19 costs, the Times reports. Hospitals have accused Mr Sunak of “robbing NHS budgets” by refusing to meet the full cost of treating 8,021 coronavirus patients in hospitals at present following ministers 1 per cent pay rise offer to frontline staff.