The Guardian - Govt ‘inadequate’ Covid-19 school plans

The Guardian - Govt ‘inadequate’ Covid-19 school plans

The Guardian leads with the government’s Covid tuition catch-up plan for pupils’ lost education during the pandemic. The paper says the plans to extend the school by half-hour each day as well as the extra 100m hours of tuition is ‘inadequate’. The front splash also reports on the zero covid deaths recorded for the first time in the UK since the pandemic began. 

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Covid tuition catch-up plan dismissed as ‘inadequate’ 

The Guardian’s front page focuses on plans to extend the school day to allow pupils to catch up on time lost during COVID lockdowns.

Unions have criticised the plans as “inadequate”, the paper reports.

First day without virus deaths in 10 months

The Guardian says the zero covid deaths – the first in 10 months – is raising hopes the government can continue with its roadmap out of lockdown. The paper notes scientists are warning extra restrictions may be needed to control a third wave. 

Picture emerges of Keir Starmer

The Guardian’s front page features a picture of Sir Keir Starmer when he was a university student. The picture is featured on several papers this morning following the labour leader’s recent TV appearance. 


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UK rights watchdog endorses compulsory Covid jabs for care home staff

The Guardian says the prospect of care home workers being required to get vaccinated against Covid-19 has moved a step closer, with a crucial endorsement from the UK’s human rights watchdog.

G7 nations committing billions more to fossil fuel than green energy

The Guardian says the nations that make up the G7 have pumped billions of dollars more into fossil fuels than they have into clean energy since the Covid-19 pandemic, despite their promises of a green recovery.

‘Courageous’: Japanese athletes and sponsors voice support for Naomi Osaka

The Guardian says athletes and sponsors in Naomi Osaka’s native Japan have joined much of the tennis world in rallying behind the player after she withdrew from the French Open, citing struggles with anxiety and depression.

‘Our society is totally nuts’: Fauci emails lift lid on life in eye of the Covid storm

The Guardian says as Anthony Fauci, the US’s leading infectious diseases official, grappled with the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic last spring, he was pulled in many directions.


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