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Coronavirus: Surrey and Hampshire schools to close on Friday "until further notice"

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Coronavirus: Surrey and Hampshire schools to close on Friday "until further notice"

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 5:20pm 18th March 2020. (Updated at 5:42pm 18th March 2020)

Schools in Surrey and Hampshire are to close as the Education Secretary announced that schools across England will shut at the end of the week.

The government's decision, aimed at slowing the spread of coronavirus, follows similar moves made by Scotland and Wales earlier.

In his daily address Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that "after schools shut their gates on Friday they will remain closed for the vast majority of pupils until further notice".

He added that exams for GCSEs and A-levels would not take place in May or June.

It does not include children of "key workers" or those that are vulnerable.

Key workers include health workers, police and delivery drivers.