Coronavirus UK LIVE: Boris Johnson to fast-track lockdown exit by July and kids to attend school summer camps

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SCHOOLS will reopen over the summer holidays to help stop pupils falling behind.

It comes after the PM told MPs he wants the UK ‘back to normality’ by July – but only as long as Brits stick to lockdown and keep the infection rate low.

The aim is to assist kids who teachers feel have lost out by not attending class since late March due to Covid-19.

It would be the first time since World War Two that pupils will have gone to school in the summer break.

And speaking in a video call with 100 backbench Tory MPs, the PM confirmed full Commons sittings would resume on June 2.

An MP in on the call said: “Boris told us he is determined that the country should be as close to normality again before the end of July.

“But he was clear that is all depends on the country meeting the conditions that have been set for tackling the virus.

“Most importantly that means bringing down the infection rate – and that can only be achieved if the continues to obey the rules on social distancing to help stop it spreading.”

Deaths yesterday hit 34,466 after a further 468 people died across the UK.

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