Tuesday, November 30

Schools can reopen safely in UK



Fears are growing of a second global coronavirus wave after four new cases of Covid-19 were identified in New Zealand after 102 days without a transmission.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed the news as the UK Government came under fire for its NHS Test and Trace, with Labour saying it is not fit for purpose, despite health minister Edward Argar calling a successful system .

Meanwhile pupils returned to the classroom today in Scotland as the first in the UK to begin reopening schools, despite some concerns about how well prepared teachers are to deal with mitigating the spread of the virus, as well as anxiety among staff who are returning.

Elsewhere, London and the South East bucked the national trend to see a rise in Covid-19 deaths as the global number of coronavirus cases topped 20million.