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Johnson says failure to reopen schools not an option - Sunday Telegraph

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends the VJ Day National Remembrance event, held at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, Britain August 15, 2020. REUTERS/Molly Darlington/Pool

(Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told allies that “failure to reopen schools is not an option”, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported.

Earlier this month, Johnson said reopening schools in September was a social, economic and moral imperative, insisting schools would be able to operate safely despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Sunday Times reported this month that Johnson had ordered a public relations campaign to ensure schools open on time.

Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by William Mallard