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The UK may have to choose between keeping pubs open or allowing schools to reopen it if it wants to keep coronavirus infection rates, a key member of the group advising the government on the response to Covid-19 in the media British.

“By closing some of the other networks, some of the other activities that allow us to open schools may be required. We may be asked a question of which ones to engage with each other, and that is a matter of prioritization. We believe that the Are pubs more important than schools? ”Professor Graham Medley, who chairs the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) on pandemic modeling, told BBC radio on Saturday.

Medley’s comments came a day after crowds were seen in bars and pubs in parts of the north of England despite an increase in cases and the reintroduction of some government restrictions in various areas.

On July 4, pubs were able to reopen across the UK.

“I think we’re in a situation where most people think that opening schools is a priority for children’s health and well-being,” Medley said.

Friday: Prime Minister Boris Johnson said England would “press the brake pedal” into the next phase of reopening with the aim of slowing rising rates of coronavirus infection.

Late restrictions in the north of England were announced late Thursday to try to “stop the spread of Covid-19”. Across the country, some venues scheduled to reopen on Saturday (including casinos, Allied bowling alleys, skating rinks and “remaining nearby contact services” will remain closed until at least August 15th.

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