translated from Spanish: Johnson celebrates reopening schools as a first step towards «normality»

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has celebrated the reopening of schools in England on Monday as a first step to the state of «normality» at the culmination of the first phase of relief of restriction measures against the coronavirus pandemic.» It’s been a real effort nationally,» Johnson said in a statement issued late this Saturday by his office.» The sacrifices made by each and every citizen by staying at home while the most vulnerable in our society have been vaccinated have meant that we can now begin to cautiously loosen restrictions,» he said. Thus, «millions of children and young people will meet with their friends and teachers when schools reopen tomorrow,» he added. According to the Prime Minister’s roadmap, the second part of stage one, which will allow for outdoor meetings of six people or two households, is scheduled for March 29. Stores may open by April 12 and all restrictions may be lifted by June 21. In addition, the British Government has already confirmed the delivery of nearly 57 million tests in schools and universities across the country, in addition to the more than five million conducted in educational settings during the closure, with almost one million last week alone. The British Government has confirmed some 6,000 new cases of coronavirus and nearly 160 more deaths in recent hours, in a downward trend reinforced by rapid administration of vaccines in the country. Thus, the Ministry of Health reported on Saturday 6,040 new contagions and 158 more deaths from Covid-19, for a total of 4,213,343 cases and 124,419 total deaths since the pandemic declaration last year.

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