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March 8 ‘earliest opening date for schools’

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Boris Johnson announced that March 8 is the earliest date that ministers hope to start reopening schools, according to Daily Mail.

The lockdown has also been extended, as the prime minister made it clear that it would not be eased until vulnerable groups have been vaccinated

The PM described the speedy development on the vaccinations already being administered to more that 6.8 million people- being 13 percent of the population.

‘We hope it will therefore be safe to begin the reopening of schools from Monday 8 March,’ the premier said – while warning that even that is contingent on pressure on the health service easing.

The announcement comes after the UK’s death toll reached  a figure of 100,000.

The death toll is five times the 20,000 once described as a ‘good outcome’ by the Government’s chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance.

Yesterday it was reported that a staggering 100 million people around the world have been infected with coronavirus, a grim Johns Hopkins University tally shows.

The virus that didn’t exist two years ago spread to just shy of 13 percent of the global population in just over a year.

The government continues to implement strategies to effectively administer vaccinations to the population.

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