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MHK reiterates calls for schools data to be published

Education Minister insists risk to pupils was monitored

An MHK is continuing to push the education minister to publish information provided to government ahead of its decision not to close the Island's schools on 1 March.

The decision was taken later that day to shut schools from 3 March and enter a third lockdown due to community transmission of coronavirus, particularly among schoolchildren.

Onchan member Julie Edge wants to know why the data hasn't been shared with the public:

Dr Alex Allinson insists the situation was monitored closely ahead of the decision to re-enter lockdown:

Details of the plan for reopening schools are due to be revealed at tomorrow's coronavirus briefing.

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