Northern Irish mother takes legal challenge to shut schools

Credit: Reuters- Published on March 16, 2020
A Northern Irish mother whose daughter suffers from underlying health problems and is at greater risk from coronavirus will start an emergency legal challenge on Monday against Britain's decision to keep schools open, her lawyers said.

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Published on March 13, 2020 -  00:38
Michelle Oโ€™Neill calls for Northern Ireland schools to close over coronavirus
Stormont Deputy First Minister Michelle Oโ€™Neill has said schools, universities and colleges in Northern Ireland should close in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. She claimed the public were concerned and fearful and the difference with the Republic of Irelandโ€™s approach was causing confusion. The Republic has implemented blanket closures and teachers just a few miles away from each other across the open Irish border are following different official approaches. Stormont First Minister Arlene Foster has backed the UK-wide strategy to keep public institutions open for now.

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