UK aims to reopen primary schools from June 1- transport minister

The government faces opposition to the plan

  
General view of a empty classroom at Prae Wood School in St Albans as the majority of schools in the UK close while the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues. St Albans, London, Britain March 20, 2020.

General view of a empty classroom at Prae Wood School in St Albans as the majority of schools in the UK close while the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues. St Albans, London, Britain March 20, 2020.

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LONDON, May 24 (Reuters) - Britain's government intends to stick with a plan to reopen primary schools to some pupils from June 1, Transport Minister Grant Shapps said on Sunday.

"That's certainly the intention," he told Sky News.

The government faces opposition to the plan from some teachers and labour unions.

(Reporting by Costas Pitas; editing by John Stonestreet) ((Costas.Pitas@thomsonreuters.com; 02075428024; Reuters Messaging: costas.pitas.thomsonreuters@reuters.net and @Cpitas on Twitter))

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