UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson U-turns over face mask use in English schools

Prime minister makes another Covid-19 U-turn days before return to classrooms

7.35am BST

The Guardian, the Times, the Telegraph and the i all splash on the government’s face mask U-turn for English schools this morning.

Wednesday’s Guardian: PM forced to backtrack on face masks in schools #TomorrowsPapersToday #TheGuardian #Guardian pic.twitter.com/YIjiVL164A

Wednesday’s Times: Secondary pupils will wear masks after U-turn #TomorrowsPapersToday #TheTimes #Times pic.twitter.com/58LJMEozH6

Wednesday’s Telegraph: Pupils will wear masks in schools after U-turn #TomorrowsPapersToday #DailyTelegraph pic.twitter.com/jmTKoVjwVG

Wednesday’s i: U-turn on face masks in schools #TomorrowsPapersToday #iNewspaper pic.twitter.com/guzPXofJiw

Wednesday’s Mail: Boris blasts ‘cringing’ BBC #TomorrowsPapersToday #DailyMail pic.twitter.com/CtZGPoHaOr

Wednesday’s Express: Enough! Hands off our heritage #TomorrowsPapersToday #DailyExpress pic.twitter.com/mbQT7eq8Mh

Wednesday’s Star: Harry’s shame #TomorrowsPapersToday #DailyStar pic.twitter.com/RHdtDLRgeU

Wednesday’s Mirror: “England star guilty… but says I’m the victim” #BBCPapers #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/zBb2dhG54a

7.22am BST

Good morning, this is Damien Gayle with you this morning, keeping you up to date with the latest headlines and updates in coronavirus-related UK news.

Today we will focusing on the aftermath of Boris Johnson’s latest U-turn – the 11th or so so far since the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic – over the use of face masks in secondary schools, days before schools reopen.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson U-turns over face mask use in English schools ———

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