Starting from the 15th local time, schools in Greenwich, London, England, will end classroom teaching early and enter the online course mode. This is also the second time that schools in England have been closed for epidemic prevention.
London Mayor Sadik Khan recently publicly called for testing for the coronavirus in secondary schools and universities in the London area and all those who must go out to work.
At present, there are an increasing number of teenagers between the ages of 10 and 19 among the coronavirus infected in London. Sadik Khan hopes that London Schools can have early holidays and postpone the start of school after the New Year.
In response, a spokesman for the British Ministry of Education said that it was necessary to maintain normal teaching in schools.
Sadik Khan worries that if London’s epidemic prevention level is raised from the existing level two to three, the current financial support provided by the British government will not be enough to make many businesses and self-employed people a living.
The British Hospitality Administration also predicts that if the epidemic level in London is upgraded, hotels that have been forced to close may lose 2.7 billion pounds, which will permanently endanger 160,000 jobs.