Schools in England to reopen from March 8 as PM announces "roadmap" exiting coronavirus lockdown

2021-02-22 16:05:31 GMT2021-02-23 00:05:31(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

LONDON, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) -- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Monday that schools in England will reopen from March 8 as part of the "roadmap" to ease the current coronavirus lockdown.

Children and young people of all ages will return to classroom learning in schools and colleges in England from March 8, Johnson told lawmakers in the House of Commons, lower house of the British parliament.

England is currently under the third national lockdown since outbreak of the pandemic in the country. Similar restriction measures are also in place in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

To bring life back to normal, countries such as Britain, China, Germany, Russia and the United States have been racing against time to roll out coronavirus vaccines. Enditem