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Boris Johnson: Keeping schools closed 'morally indefensible'

Added 08-09-20 07:03:03am EST - “British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the government has a moral duty to ensure children return to school next month.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Boris Johnson: Keeping schools closed ‘morally indefensible’”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

LONDON - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the government has a moral duty to ensure children return to school next month.

Most pupils have been out of the classroom since the U.K. went into lockdown in March, though some primary-age children have returned.

Writing in the Mail on Sunday newspaper, Johnson said “keeping our schools closed a moment longer than absolutely necessary is socially intolerable, economically unsustainable and morally indefensible.”

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Scientists say the U.K. may have reached the limit of how much it can relax lockdown restrictions without causing a new surge in coronavirus infections. They say some things may have to close - even the country’s beloved pubs - so that schools can reopen fully.

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