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Al Jazeera 19 May 2020

England's schools to reopen as coronavirus curbs ease

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Schools in England in the United Kingdom are set to reopen on June 1.
The move is part of a phased lifting of a lockdown imposed nearly two months ago against the coronavirus.
Even though the schools will only be open to students from certain years, some parents feel the move is happening too quickly.

Al Jazeera's Rory Challands reports from London, UK.


President Trump announced that plans are canceled for the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville, Florida next month due to the coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, he continues pushing for schools to reopen as the CDC issues new guidelines. CBS News White House correspondent Ben Tracy joined CBSN with the latest.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he would allow schools to reopen for in-person instruction in the fall after New York's infection rate dipped below 1% this week. This move is in contrast to much of the country, with bigger districts deciding to hold classes completely online.
The school year has started in Corinth, Mississippi, where students and teachers are adapting to new safeguards against the coronavirus, such as mask requirements, temperature checks, and socially distant classroom seats.
The battle over reopening schools amid the ongoing pandemic continues as the president said that children are "almost immune from this disease."

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