Schools reopening ‘absolutely vital’ says minister despite fears it could prompt second wave

Schools will reopen “in full” this autumn, a minister has said, despite a Lancet study warning that it could result in a second coronavirus wave more than twice the size of the first.

The study, by University College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, found the Government has just four weeks to improve Test and Trace or risk a second wave 2.3-times bigger than the first when schools reopen.

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