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London council leaders have criticised the government’s list of areas where primary schools will not open to pupils next week as having “no logic”.
Around a million primary school pupils in some of the areas hardest hit by Covid-19 will not return to lessons as planned next week, while the expected staggered reopening of secondary schools in England will also be delayed.
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