Ministers plan pre-Christmas COVID-19 lockdown for English universities

Students draw during their first contact with Newcastle University since they joined over a week ago amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease, at Quayside in Newcastle, Britain October 14, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith

(Reuters) – Ministers want to place universities in England in lockdown for two weeks before Christmas with students told to remain on campus and all teaching carried out online, The Guardian reported on Wednesday.

Universities would go into lockdown from 8 December until 22 December, according to the government’s plan which is in the early stages, the report added.

More to come.

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