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

Students draw during their first contact with Newcastle University since they join over a week ago amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), 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.

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