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Day: June 27, 2020

Packed beaches spark school fears
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Packed beaches spark school fears

    Schools may not reopen in September if people continue to flout social distancing rules, experts warn. This week Brits packed onto beaches in their thousands as the country enjoyed a heatwave - with many failing to stay two metres apart. It prompted authorities to declare a major incident on Thursday amid fears it could lead to a spike in new infections. The UK yesterday recorded the highest number of deaths in 10 days, with a further 186 fatalities linked to Covid-19. It brings the official death toll to 43,414, although in reality it is far higher, with figures revealing it has now topped 54,000. Scientists are now warning of a second peak which could claim thousands more lives if the UK is not careful coming out of lockdown. Boris Johnson has announced a stri...