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UK says getting children back to school is a national priority

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LONDON (Reuters) - It is a national priority for children to return to school after months away from the classroom due to the coronavirus pandemic, a junior British health minister said on Monday.

“Sadly we have seen children from more disadvantaged backgrounds (are) more likely to fall behind during this time so it is essential that we have children back at school this autumn,” Helen Whately told Sky News.

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton; writing by Costas Pitas

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