Coronavirus: UK opts to keep schools open

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The UK has made the decision for schools to remain open in the face of the Covid-19 coronavirus, despite widespread school closures in other countries affected by the virus.

The decision came as a shock to some, following the Republic of Ireland’s decision to close all schools and colleges until 29 March, earlier in the day.

But why has the Prime Minister made this decision, and are some school closures in the UK still likely?

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